Google Denies Email Scanning Is Privacy Violation

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Wednesday asked a California federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action alleging Google's automatic scanning of emails constituted wiretapping and eavesdropping, arguing its practices don’t fall under the scope of the California Invasion of Privacy Act.

In its motion to dismiss, Google argued that the law covers secret acts of wiretapping and eavesdropping by humans, and does not cover email communications, much less the scanning of such emails through an automated system. Google says the plaintiffs are seeking to manufacture liability by...
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