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Case Dismissed Against Advertisers, Not Network

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 19, 2011

A federal judge has dismissed a potential class-action lawsuit against four advertisers that allegedly acted "in concert with the ad network Interclick to use controversial 'history-sniffing' techniques for online tracking," MediaPost News reports. However, the judge "did not entirely dismiss the lawsuit against the ad network," the report states. Privacy advocates have spoken out against such practices, but a paidContent report suggests the court's actions indicate they may not be illegal. Scott Kamber, the attorney who filed the case, points out, however, that it can now move forward, saying "the judge has recognized that there is a wrong here that can be remedied."  
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