Microsoft Says State Claim Also Doomed In Data Sharing Row

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By Allison Grande (January 7, 2022, 9:23 PM EST) — Microsoft asked a California federal judge to reconsider her decision to keep a state wiretapping law claim in a putative class action accusing it of improperly sharing customers’ data with Facebook and other third parties, arguing the allegation has the same flaw that doomed two other claims.

In a motion filed Thursday, Microsoft Corp. pressed U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to reconsider part of her Dec. 17 ruling that cut down plaintiffs’ claims under the federal Wiretap Act and the Stored Communications Act while allowing them to keep pursuing allegations under the Washington Privacy Act, the Washington Consumer Protection Act…

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