Class Action Claims Sites Spied on Users via Cookies
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 19, 2010
OUT-LAW.COM reports on a class-action lawsuit claiming that customers of a content-sharing service and its affiliates have used Flash cookies to track users' Web movements. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that Clearspring Technologies and some of its affiliates have used the cookie technology without properly notifying users, infringing on their online privacy. The plaintiffs allege the sites "hacked the computers of millions of consumers' computers to plant rogue, cookie-like tracking code on users' computers," without disclosing such practices in terms of service of privacy policies.