Taryn Phaneuf reports:
Months after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling said those who bring lawsuits must show a “concrete and particularized” harm, the plaintiffs attorneys involved have defeated a defense attempting to use that ruling in another case.
A judge ruled this month that providing personally identifiable information to a third party obtained from app users’ viewing data can cause the users harm.
According to court documents, Alexander Yershov used the USA Today mobile app to watch video content. Each time Yershov watched a video, Gannett Co. — the USA Today parent company — sent the title of the video, the device’s GPS coordinates and a unique ID associated with the device to Adobe Systems Inc., a data analytics and online marketing company.
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