Reviewed October 9th, 2020
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Hulu is a streaming service that offers live and on-demand movies and TV with and without commercials, and can be watched anywhere. The different plans can include a Disney bundle and other add-ons with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and STARZ. So much to watch on Hulu!

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Hulu does collect personal information from you to share to their third-party contacts for marketing and advertising purposes. So be wary, that Hulu does use your personal information. Also, always be aware of what your children stream and watch.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Hulu may share information collected from you with their third party connects for marketing and commercial uses.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Easy to use, whatever you want to watch Hulu should have it.
  • Continues to update their firmware/software and works with third parties to make sure your data is safe.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Hulu does collect and use your personal information, so be wary.
  • Control your watchtime on Hulu.

Final Thoughts

Hulu can and may share your information with their third party contacts for marketing and commercial uses. However, there has not been any major data or privacy breaches, giving Hulu a plus. Hulu is easy-to-use, but may also use your location to provide you with localized content. If you are okay with Hulu having access to your personal information, then proceed with caution.

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