AOL Sued Over Release of Personal Search Data

Posted on September 26, 2006

A lawsuit has been filed against AOL for disclosing private search queries without the consent of AOL members. The lawsuit is referring to AOL's recent data debacle when several months of search queries for 650,000 AOL members were released onto the Internet. The AP says three AOL members are suing AOL for violating their privacy. The lawsuit was announced by Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo.

AOL did apologize and even fired the employees responsible for releasing all the search queries. However, it is impossible to put the genie back in the bottle for the personal search histories that were released.