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8/14/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In a response to a class action lawsuit, Google has stated that people sending messages to Gmail users have "no legitimate expectation of privacy."
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
When Google first rolled out Gmail in 2004, the company's decision to monetize the service by serving targeted ads raised concerns of privacy watchdogs. The Electronic Privacy Information Center questioned Google's practice, as did a coalition of other organizations. At one point, a California lawmaker proposed legislation to ban email...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google denied that it violates consumers' privacy when it reads e-mails, according to court documents Gmail users and their contacts have no reasonable expectation that their correspondences will not be scanned for the purpose of targeting advertising, according to a Google court document. “People who use web-based email today cannot be...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The California-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has this week highlighted an interesting claim emanating from Google’s legal team, with which it is doing battle over data mining. In a motion to dismiss Consumer Watchdog’s class action lawsuit against it, Google said no email users can expect privacy. The lawsuit is about the fact...