Delta Air Lines Inc. won dismissal of claims it violated California’s Internet privacy law because its mobile-phone application didn’t notify users that personal information, such as their locations, was being collected.
“In this instance it’s services,” Miller said at a hearing. “I think that this case is, in effect, an attempt to apply a state law designed to prevent unfair competition, which regulates an airline’s communication with consumers, and I think it’s pre-empted.”
“We are reviewing the judge’s ruling and will not have additional comment at this time,” Lynda Gledhill, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, said by e-mail.
The case is People of the State of California v. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL:US), CGC-12-526741, Superior Court of California, San Francisco County (San Francisco).
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