Google Wrong On Wi-Fi Wiretap Claim, EPIC Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (April 2, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reject Google Inc.'s claim that unencrypted Wi-Fi signals are exempt from the federal Wiretap Act, saying the search giant should face allegations that its Street View cars illegally collected data from Wi-Fi networks.

The Washington-based public interest research center filed an amicus brief Friday arguing that a district court ruled correctly in refusing to dismiss a Wiretap Act claim against Google, finding that a statutory exemption for certain publicly-accessible electronic communications covers traditional radio...
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