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Oracle Sued Over Selling Marketers ‘Digital Dossiers’ on People

Aug. 22, 2022, 7:33 PM

Oracle America Inc. is accused in a new lawsuit of invading people’s privacy by using tracking technologies to build “digital dossiers” on individual Internet users for marketing purposes.

The cloud infrastructure provider, also registered as a data broker in California, allegedly gathers and sells personal information without people’s permission in violation of state law and federal wiretap law, according to a class action complaint filed Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

“Oracle tracks the lives of the general public in a manner that is opaque, if not invisible, to the people it follows, as ...