Judge Dismisses Flash Case
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.May 2, 2011
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging an ad network used Flash cookies to track users online, MediaPost News reports. The seven users who filed the suit did not "adequately allege" economic losses, ruled U.S. District Court Judge George Wu. The plaintiffs alleged that their data has value, that they were not compensated when ad company Specific Media used it and that their privacy was violated when they were tracked. Specific Media has denied using Flash cookies, the report states. Last year, two companies paid a $2.4 million settlement in a similar case.