Google Says Alleged Cookie Tracking Gathered No New Info

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Friday moved to dismiss a Delaware multidistrict litigation claiming it deceptively planted tracking cookies on Apple Inc.'s Safari browser, saying the plaintiffs can’t show injury because the harvested data would have been sent to Google either way.

Google argues that the MDL, which contains 24 consolidated lawsuits brought under various privacy statutes, must be dismissed because the very information upon which those claims are based is routinely sent to Google through the ordinary processes of browsing a Google ad-containing website, and thus the...
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