Last night, the Senate passed an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710, designed to make it easier for users to share their online video viewing activities.   (We’ve discussed the amendment’s content here and here.)  President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. 

Netflix, the most prominent backer of the bill, released a statement applauding Congress’s quick action on the measure.  According to CNET, the video provider now plans to introduce social features for its U.S. members in 2013.