Venkat Balasumbramani writes:
Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom created a record when a user views a video or plays a video game, by placing a cookie in the user’s browser which allows Viacom to glean a range of information regarding the user in question. The complaint alleges that Viacom shares this information with Google and also allows Google to place its own cookies on the user’s browser. Plaintiffs, on behalf of a putative class of minors, alleged that the disclosed information could allow identification of the user and the videos that person viewed.
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