Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses Claims That Google Unlawfully Discloses User Info To App Sellers

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses Claims That Google Unlawfully Discloses User Info To App Sellers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Absent any economic injury, a California woman cannot pursue class claims under the state's unfair competition law (UCL) alleging that Google Inc. unlawfully discloses users' personal information to third-party developers of mobile applications when users purchase apps in the Google Play store using Google Wallet, a federal judge held Aug. 12 (Alice Svenson v. Google Inc. and Google Payment Corporation, No. 13-04080, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111810).

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