Google Beats Apple Browser Tracking MDL

Law360, Chicago (October 9, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Wednesday tossed a sprawling class action alleging Google Inc. and other online advertisers bypassed Apple Inc.’s Safari browser privacy settings to illegally track consumers’ Internet activity.

In a 24-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing because they had not alleged an injury-in-fact from the advertisers’ use of tracking cookies.

“The court concludes that, while plaintiffs have offered some evidence that the online personal information at issue has some modicum of identifiable value to an individual plaintiff,...
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