Netflix password sharing has become a popular way for friends and family to save money while enjoying the streaming giant’s expansive library of movies and TV shows. But according to recent reports, such sharing of account credentials may be illegal in the UK.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK recently issued a statement regarding the sharing of Netflix passwords. According to the statement, the sharing of passwords is in breach of the 1998 Data Protection Act. The statement reads, “The 1998 Data Protection Act states that personal data should not be shared without the consent of the data owner. When you sign up to a service such as Netflix, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of that service, which includes not sharing your password.”
The ICO also warned that sharing passwords could lead to serious consequences, including criminal prosecution. “It is a criminal offence to knowingly or recklessly obtain or disclose personal data without the consent of the data controller,” the statement reads.
This means that if you share your Netflix account with family and friends, you are technically breaking the law. However, there is no evidence that the authorities are actively enforcing the law in this regard, and it’s unlikely that anyone will be prosecuted for sharing passwords.
The issue of password sharing is a complicated one, as Netflix and other streaming services are trying to crack down on the practice in order to protect their revenue streams. On the other hand, it’s understandable why some people would want to share their passwords in order to save money.
For now, it seems unlikely that the authorities will take any action against those who share their Netflix passwords. However, it’s worth noting that the practice is technically illegal and could result in serious consequences if prosecuted. So while it might be tempting to share your login details with family and friends, it’s best to be aware of the risks involved.
However netfilix has not still any policy that can stop you sharing the pasweord with your love ones. Netflex in it twit has just surprise.
Love is sharing a password.
— Netflix (@netflix) March 10, 2017