Users File New Complaint, Keep Suit in Federal Court
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.May 11, 2012
In order to keep a lawsuit in federal court, two web users have withdrawn a number of complaints against one of the companies that partnered with now-defunct behavioral targeting company NebuAd, MediaPost reports. Wide Open West (WOW) subscribers filed new court papers on Wednesday, alleging WOW violated federal wiretap laws when it intercepted web users' communications and disclosed them to NebuAd. The subscribers' earlier complaints alleged violation of privacy, among others, but a federal judge sent those complaints to arbitration based on WOW's terms of service. The terms make an exception, however, for potential violations of the federal wiretap law.