Wendy Davis reports:
A federal judge has dismissed a privacy lawsuit against six Internet service providers who worked with defunct behavioral targeting company NebuAd.
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson in the northern district of California ruled that it would be unfair to force the ISPs — Bresnan, CenturyTel, Embarq, Knology, WOW, and Cable One — to defend themselves in California when they had no contact with the state except for their contract with the Redwood City-based NebuAd.
Last year, 15 Web users sued NebuAd and six ISPs for violating their privacy by deploying a behavioral targeting platform that used deep-packet inspection technology to monitor users’ Web activity. They alleged that the platform violated federal wiretap laws and other statutes.
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