Google wins right to targeted advertising in dismissed suit

A U.S. district court claims the class action suit could not prove the companies truly damaged them by selling their information

Google may be coming under fire for spying on people’s email accounts, but that doesn’t mean the company is quite ready to stop making money off of users’ private information. After an Oct. 9 district court ruling in Delaware, it may be even easier for Google to track users however they’d like without repercussions.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Google and two web marketing companies that claimed the defendants had found ways around Microsoft and Apple’s attempts to block “cookies.” Cookies are tiny pieces of code that track users on the Internet and have increasingly been seen as an invasion of online privacy. The suit claimed Google had been circumventing cookie-blocking software in order to gain knowledge for targeted advertising.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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