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Google's bid to end long-running search-terms privacy case fails; judge says plaintiffs have standing to sue

By Mike Swift
  • 05 Jun 2020 18:35
  • 06 Jun 2020 13:12
Google’s bid to deliver the coup de grâce to a 10-year old privacy lawsuit failed today when a federal judge in Silicon Valley denied the company’s motion to dismiss claims it violated state and federal laws by leaking the search terms of its users prior to 2010.
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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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