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Ashley Madison's 'Full Delete' Wasn't Full at All, Lawsuit Claims

Money for nothin'.

by Nicholas Deleon
Aug 26 2015, 2:09pm

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Notorious dating website Ashley Madison offered account holders the ability to completely delete their account from the company's servers for the low, low price of $19. Too bad, then, that this "full delete" option was apparently anything but.

According to a class action lawsuit filed in California, Ashley Madison's highly publicized "full delete" service did not remove several pieces of information about an account holder, including their GPS coordinates, date of birth, and physical descriptions like height and weight.

Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media, is thought to have earned some $1.7 million in revenue by charging concerned users for "full delete." About 90,000 users paid for the "full delete" service, according to documents leaked in the hack of the dating website.

The class action lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million in damages.