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In one of the largest privacy class action suits ever filed, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a federal district court decision allowing a class action to proceed against comScore, an online data research company, for alleged violations of federal privacy statutes.1 The class, which is likely to total well over one million members, includes all individuals who have downloaded the company's software since 2005. At the heart of the complaint is plaintiff's claim that comScore's software collects more personal information about users than is disclosed in the company's terms of service and that the company sells this information to third parties, who in turn use the data for marketing research.

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