Judge: Plaintiffs May Seek Injunction
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.July 13, 2010
A federal judge has ruled that AOL members may pursue attempts to force the company to destroy records about users' searches, MediaPost News reports. U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong decided that consumers should be able to seek an injunction, the report states. The trial is scheduled for November 2011. The case stems from a 2006 incident where AOL employees released three months of 650,000 users' search queries. In her decision, Armstrong wrote, "Plaintiffs aver that as a matter of policy, AOL continues to collect and disseminate the same type of data disclosed" previously. "These facts are sufficient to allege an ongoing injury."