EPIC argued that Northwest promised not to "sell" passenger data to third parties but Podberesky found "sell" means just that, and leaves open the possibility of sharing data with the government. Read the order dismissing the EPIC complaint here[PDF]. EPIC will appeal. In June, a federal court in Minnesota dismissed seven class-action lawsuits brought by passengers against Northwest finding the passengers had not been harmed. Click for more information on the Northwest disclosure to federal agencies here. AP has more.