Pandora Privacy Suit Coordinated With Google MDL

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that a proposed class action accusing Pandora Media Inc. of violating its users' privacy should be coordinated — but not consolidated — with multidistrict litigation claiming Google Inc. disclosed private information culled from Android phones.

In the putative class action, Troy Yuncker accuses Pandora of sharing users' age, gender and location, as well as the unique device identifier, or UDID, of their Android phones to third-party advertising services that amass personal data that is later sold to marketing and advertising...
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