Venkat Balasubramani writes:
Low brought a putative class action against LinkedIn, complaining about the fact that LinkedIn “allows transmission of users’ personally identifiable browsing history and other personal information to third parties, including advertisers, marketing companies, data brokers, and web tracking companies . . . ” He asserted a variety of different claims, including under the Stored Communications Act, the California Constitution, breach of contract, conversion, and California consumer protection statutes. The Court finds that Low failed to satisfy Article III standing and dismisses (with leave to amend).
Read more on Technology & Marketing Law Blog. After reviewing the decision, Venkat does a great job of explaining why so many potential class action lawsuits are getting tossed. And if you’re thinking of filing a lawsuit against some business alleging harm due to their practices, you’ll definitely want to read his comments and those of Eric Goldman below the piece.