Feeds

DoubleClick beats back privacy suits

No Cookie Monster

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

DoubleClick has fended off class action suits which accused it of breaking the law by sticking electronic cookies on computers.

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, in the US District Court in the Southern District of New York, dismissed all federal privacy suits against the Internet advertising company, DoubleClick said today

Class action lawyers had alleged that the company's online ad delivery practices violated three federal statutes: the Electronic Privacy Act, the Wiretap Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

"This groundbreaking decision marks the first time a court has interpreted these statutes in the context of Internet advertising," said Elizabeth Wang, DoubleClick VP and general counsel.

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission ended its own enquiry into the company, clearing it of any customer privacy violations.

In related news, DoubleClick today confirmed it had been the victim of hackers. The company said the attack had forced it to shut down some of its servers, but it described disruption to customers as minimal. ®

Related Stories

DoubleClick undergoes security audit after hack attack
FTC clears DoubleClick of privacy invasion

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Intel sees 'signs of improvement in the PC business' but earnings remain 'Meh...'
Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men
What's a right pain in the ASCII for IBM? Its own leech-like hardware biz
Keep your eyes on our cloud while we remove this pesky thing, say execs
Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC
Billionaire IT baron earns twice as much as the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.