Case Study: Bose V. Interclick

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT) -- A New York federal district court recently dismissed Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claims asserted against the advertising company Interclick Inc. and some of its advertising clients. The plaintiff, consumer Sonal Bose, alleged that the defendant advertising company’s use of “supercookies” and “history sniffing” invaded her privacy, misappropriated her personal information and interfered with her computer’s operations. The court dismissed the CFAA claims because Bose failed to show the statutorily required damage or loss.

Bose alleged that Interclick used browser cookies to advertise for various...
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