A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against an American multinational corporation while providing a “deeper analysis” in response to a “flurry of virtually identical cases wherein creative class action litigants have seized on a novel reading of Florida’s decades-old wiretapping statute.”

U.S. District Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz ruled that Costco Wholesale Corp.’s use of activity-tracking software, called session replay, did not violate Florida’s Security of Communications Act, a state law barring wiretapping, because it did not intercept any content.