Web Hosting Sites Largely Shielded From Data Breach Claims

By Allison Grande (September 16, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Amazon Web Services Inc. and GoDaddy.com LLC recently slipped out of a suit brought by three former Ashley Madison users by agreeing to comply with future court orders to remove hacked data posted on their sites, and other hosting sites are likely to easily skirt such claims as long as they remain passive conduits for the stolen data, attorneys say.

In a notice submitted to the District of Arizona on Friday, the trio of anonymous former users of the extramarital hook-up site revealed their intention to drop their claims against the two hosting sites, which had agreed to comply with any court...

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