Pandora Let Private Listener Info Out Of Box, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A Michigan resident last week slapped Pandora Media Inc. with a putative class action in California accusing the Internet radio company of violating consumer protection and privacy laws in his home state by disclosing private information about users' listening habits.

Oakland, Calif.-based Pandora allegedly made users' profile pages — which contain musical preferences, favorite songs and listening histories — publicly available and searchable on the Web despite representing that only other registered users would be able to view them, according to the Sept. 20 complaint, which...
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