Facebook Wiretap Ruling Inspires Slew of Lawsuits Over Consumer Tracking
The surge of cases sharpens the need for courts to address whether the wiretap acts should be extended to what is common practice on both for-profit and non-profit websites, said Mr. Melodia. Defense lawyers are concerned that courts looking at similar technological facts have reached different conclusions, creating a patchwork of precedents and a split among federal circuit courts. Few defendants so far have obtained successful settlements or judgements. “It has been a mixed track record for both sides in the motion-to-dismiss stage, where most of these cases are at this point,” he noted.
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