Wiretap Act Doesn't Trump State Law, Carrier IQ Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday remanded to state court one of the dozens of putative class actions accusing Carrier IQ Inc. of secretly collecting smartphone users' data, rejecting the company's argument that the federal Wiretap Act trumps state privacy law.

Seeking to keep the action in the Northern District of California, Carrier IQ contended that Congress had explicitly expressed an intent to preclude state laws — including the California Invasion of Privacy Act, one of the statutes named in the instant action that alleged only...
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