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Potentially Massive Class-Action Moves Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 5, 2013

A federal court has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming online tracking firm comScore secretly collected and sold Social Security numbers and credit card numbers as well as passwords and other personal data from consumer systems. The lawyer representing the two plaintiffs told COMPUTERWORLD this could be the largest privacy case to go to trial by way of class size and potential damages, the report states. ComScore says it captures approximately 1.5 trillion user interactions monthly—or nearly 40 percent of Internet page views.
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