Yahoo Faces Action For Disclosing Names Of Email Senders

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A Yahoo Inc. email account holder lodged a putative class action against the company in California federal court Tuesday, saying the Internet giant violated terms of its service contract by disclosing the full names of its email users to message recipients.

Albert Rudgayzer said that Yahoo, through its default settings and without prior consent from customers, adds the names of its users in the header of emails sent from the Yahoo address, making the name of the sender visible to recipients of the message.

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Case Information

Case Title

Rudgayzer v. Yahoo!, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Laurel Beeler

Date Filed

March 19, 2012


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