Google Can't Shake Privacy Suit Over Gmail Ad Targeting

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 5:24 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Thursday mostly rejected Google Inc.’s bid to squash a privacy class action accusing it of violating the Wiretap Act by scanning Gmail users’ email to target advertisements, finding the company’s practices are not covered under an exception to the law.

The MDL comprises six suits from California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania accusing Google of analyzing content in Gmail accounts without obtaining consent from the sender or the recipient, in violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and other...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

in Re GOOGLE INC. GMAIL LITIGATION


Case Number

5:13-md-02430

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

April 1, 2013

Law Firms

Companies