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Actress sues Amazon for $1M


An unnamed actress is suing Amazon for unlawfully revealing her age and claiming it's preventing her from getting auditions and landing movie roles, TechFlash reports.

Amazon's Internet Movie Database is being accused by Jane Doe, the actress's pseudonym during the litigation, of misusing the information she provided to the company upon signing up for the IMDbPro informational service in 2008. The service offers inside information on actors, but must be approved by the actors themselves. Jane Doe did not approve the use of her age, which she says is turning away roles.

In it's argument, Doe's lawyers are claiming Amazon violates terms its subscriber agreement. The Amazon agreement assures the protection of personal information.

"We guarantee that every transaction you make at will be safe," the agreement states. "IMDb knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly."

Doe is asking for $1 million in damages due in part to the violation of this agreement.

Regardless how the lawsuit turns out, the online marketplace giant should be protected by policies such as affordable errors and omissions coverage.

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