Amazon Gets Cookie Privacy Action Booted For Now

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2011, 6:12 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday granted Inc.'s motion to toss a putative consumer class action over its use of Internet cookies to gather information without customers' permission, but gave the consumers a chance to amend their complaint to establish injury.

Customer Nicole Del Vecchio's suit against Amazon alleged that for years, Amazon had been taking site visitors' personal information — to which it was not entitled — and using it for purposes the customers did not want or expect. She sought to represent a...
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