mrengine - 3:51 pm on Oct 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson wrote that the companies had circumvented the browsers’ settings, allowing users’ personal information to be sold to ad companies. But the judge said that the plaintiffs couldn’t show that they suffered because the companies collected and sold their information.
Did the judge in this case disclose any financial interests in Google? It just seems odd that Google has no liability for willfully breaching security measures designed to ensure a greater level of privacy.
It's cases like this that bring forth the need for better legislators. While politicians all fight one another about the budget and Obamacare, companies like Google are free to violate our privacy because laws are so old and outdated.