Google Tracking Win Exposes Cracks In Stale Privacy Laws

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. last week escaped multidistrict litigation accusing it of bypassing Apple Inc.’s Safari browser privacy settings to illegally track consumers’ Internet activity, a decision that attorneys say further establishes courts' unwillingness to reinterpret outdated privacy laws to cover new uses of personal data.

In an Oct. 9 opinion, District of Delaware Judge Sue L. Robinson tossed the 24 consolidated suits against Google and several other online advertisers, finding the plaintiffs lacked standing because they hadn't alleged an injury-in-fact from the companies’ use of cookies to...
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