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Old 05-14-2001, 05:43 PM   #1
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Question Alexa Class Action Lawsuit


Supnick et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc. and Alexa Internet, Inc.,

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What is the lawsuit about? Plaintiffs filed a series of lawsuits against Alexa Internet, and its parent corporation, Amazon.com Inc., that were consolidated into this lawsuit. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that Alexa Internet and Amazon.com violated the privacy rights of users of Alexa's Web Browsing Software (prior to the current version 5.0) by collecting certain personal information from users without their knowledge, authorization or consent. Plaintiffs allege that this conduct violates certain federal statutes, as well as state common law and statutory protections of privacy and consumer rights. Plaintiffs seek to compel defendants to cease collecting information without users' consent and to pay damages.

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Interesting. But what does it mean?

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