Dismissal Of Amazon Privacy Suit — CFAA Implications

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- On June 1, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington dismissed with prejudice in part a class action against Amazon alleging that the company’s use of cookies to track consumers’ personal data constituted a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (Del Vecchio v. Amazon.com Inc., No. C11-366RSL).

This case is part of a growing trend of cases in which courts have dismissed CFAA claims related to the use of cookies and other forms of Internet usage-tracking technologies to better target...
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