Judge Trims Search Data Suit Against Google

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday kept alive a putative privacy class action against Google Inc. over search terms in URL links that are visible to third parties, allowing a single claim to move forward but tossing six others because the plaintiff failed to specify an injury.

Paloma Gaos alleges the Internet giant illegally disclosed “sensitive personal information” by including the terms she entered in Google's search engine in the URL of websites from the results page. Such terms are visible to the owners of those...
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