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Plaintiffs Revive Pandora, Google Lawsuits

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 15, 2013

MediaPost News reports on two separate privacy lawsuits that have been revived by plaintiffs. A group of Android users have “beefed up” privacy claims in a lawsuit against Google, alleging the company wrongly transferred users’ names and contact information to app developers. The move comes six weeks after a federal judge dismissed an earlier iteration of the lawsuit because the plaintiffs didn’t “allege certain facts to support their claims,” the report states. Meanwhile, a plaintiff who previously filed a potential class-action lawsuit against Pandora is asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an earlier decision that disclosure of the plaintiff’s music-listening history on Facebook did not contravene Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act.
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