Google Flouts Privacy Law By Scanning Kids' Emails, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 15, 2012, 8:02 PM EST) -- Google Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday alleging emails sent by minors who use the company's Gmail service are scanned for advertising purposes, in violation of federal and state privacy laws.

Google allows any person more than 12 years old to create a Gmail account and doesn't require underage subscribers to obtain consent from a parent or guardian when signing up for the service, according to the lawsuit, which was brought on behalf of a 16-year-old residing in Madison County, Ill. After an...
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