Pandora Fails To Stay Suit Over Phone App Privacy

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday rejected Pandora Media Inc.'s attempt to stay a proposed class action claiming the music streaming company illegally feeds the personal information of its phone application users to third-party advertising services.

The lawsuit accuses Pandora of sharing users' age, gender and location, as well as the unique device identifier, or UDID, of their Android cellphones to services that amass personal data that is later sold to marketing and advertising firms.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken shot down Pandora's argument that proceedings...
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