Microsoft Again Dodges Online Privacy Class Action

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a proposed class action claiming Microsoft Corp. illegally obtained and kept personal information from consumers who downloaded its software, putting to rest a case that follows a ruling that a credit card privacy law doesn't apply to online transactions.

U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal tossed a suit filed by plaintiff Jason Salmonson alleging that Microsoft wrongfully collected his personal information when he downloaded Microsoft's Office Home and Student 2010 software, according to court documents. The case was dismissed with...
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