IMDb's Alleged 'Misuse' of Personal Information Probed
Last year, actress Huong Hoang set off a firestorm by anonymously suing the Internet Movie Database for revealing her age. She got much sympathy from many in Hollywood, but her case was largely limited to her own personal experience of being identified as an actress in her 40s in an industry that values youth. Hoang's lawsuit didn't go much further in exploring how others have been impacted by iMDb's practice of identifying ages. That is, until now.
If Hoang's new lawyers get their way, the lawsuit could begin an investigation into how iMDb has allegedly "misused" the personal information of many other actors. Further, several Hollywood veterans could be called to testify how iMDb influences casting decisions on movies and TV shows. Let's wait and see what happens. It will be interesting.