Amazon Gets Cookie Privacy Suit Booted For Good

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state dismissed with prejudice a putative class action Thursday against Amazon.com Inc. over its use of Internet cookies to gather users’ personal information without their permission, sinking a final attempt by plaintiffs to put a dollar amount on their privacy.

The decision closes the door for good on a case that was already dismissed once before in December on grounds that the case didn’t meet the $5,000 threshold for economic loss under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to give it...
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