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News Story
9/26/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A federal judge today found that Google may have breached federal and California wiretapping laws for machine-scanning Gmail messages as part of its business model to create user profiles and provide targeted advertising. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh was rendered in a proposed class-action alleging Google wiretaps Gmail as part of...
News Story
9/26/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s practice of intercepting users’ emails is subject to state and federal wiretapping laws, a federal judge in San Jose, CA. ruled Thursday. Google’s intercepting users’ email to better target advertising to those users does is not exempted under wiretapping laws, Judge Lucy Koh said, rejecting in part Google’s...
News Story
9/26/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
According to the Wiretap Act, it is illegal to Intentionally, or purposefully, Intercept, disclose, or use the contents of Any wire, oral, or electronic communication Through the use of a “device” Taken at face value, that would mean Google is breaking the law when their computers scan Gmail messages in order to...
News Story
9/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google may get out of a big class-action privacy lawsuit virtually unscathed if its settlement proposal is approved. However, EPIC, Consumer Watchdog, Patient Privacy Rights, the Center for Digital Democracy, and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse contend that 1) it fails to require Google to make any substantive changes to its business practices;...
Blog Post
9/5/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Google went to federal court in San Jose  to defend the company’s eye-popping assertion that those who email G-mail users have “no legitimate expectation of privacy.”  Federal Judge Lucy H. Koh said she would consider Google's request to dismiss the privacy case, but also set a date to schedule a trial -- suggesting...
News Story
9/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In a federal court hearing Thursday in San Jose, Google argued that "all users of...
News Story
9/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
It's hoping to dismiss the class-action suit over privacy Google lawyers are in court today arguing to dismiss a lawsuit that would stop the company from scanning Gmail users' email messages for advertising purposes. A motion hearing in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif. is set for 4:30 p.m. ET today when the company's attorneys...
News Story
9/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Begins A Motion Today To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Google is embarking today on what will likely be a long and arduous process to throw out a class-action lawsuit against it. The lawsuit concerns whether Gmail is violating federal and California state privacy laws by having an automated processor scan emails sent from non-Gmail accounts...
Video
9/4/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A class action lawsuit filed in a California court charges Google with violating federal and state wiretap laws by analyzing its more than 400 million users' emails. The case will be heard in federal court this week. (Sept. 4)
Video
9/4/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail, but consumer advocates claim it is an invasion of privacy.