Microsoft Denies Accessing Smartphone Location Data

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 4:00 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. asked a Washington state judge on Thursday to toss a proposed class action accusing it of illegally tracking customers via their smartphones, saying the company never breached the Stored Communications Act by actually accessing consumer location information.

Microsoft says plaintiff Rebecca Cousineau launched the suit under the mistaken belief that her phone, which used the company’s Windows Phone 7 operating system, was being used to track her whereabouts, but changed her tune after learning during discovery that location information requested from her phone’s random...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cousineau v. Microsoft Corporation

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John C Coughenour

Date Filed

August 31, 2011

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