Google Contradicts Self On Email Privacy, Group Says
By Gavin Broady
Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 1:16 PM ET) -- A consumer group blasted Google Inc. on Thursday for publicly defending its privacy practices while appearing to claim in a multidistrict litigation filing that Gmail users have no legitimate expectation of privacy, saying the company is either lying to the courts or the public.
Google is currently attempting to fend off a California MDL in which it is accused of violating state and federal wiretap laws by harvesting data from emails sent to Gmail addresses. In June, the company filed a motion to dismiss in which...