Amazon Settles Putative Class Action Over User Browsing Info

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 5:40 PM EST) -- A Washington state federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action alleging Inc. used Internet cookies to gather users’ personal information without their permission to boost ad sales and company profits, saying the parties have reached a settlement.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnick dismissed without prejudice the suit brought by lead plaintiffs Nicole Del Vecchio and Robert Nichols alleging Amazon collected its customers’ private information for years and capitalized on the hundreds of millions of visits to its websites by selling ads to...
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