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 March 2, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Election2016

Porter Wells reports: Inc. convinced a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by California residents who claimed the genealogy-based company’s inclusion of their photos in its Yearbook database violated their privacy rights.

The California residents didn’t allege an injury in fact to support their proposed class action because the photographs came from “public yearbook information distributed to classmates (and ultimately to Ancestry),” Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Read more on Bloomberg.  The case is Callahan v. Inc., N.D. Cal., No. 20-cv-08437, 3/1/21.

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