Yahoo Illegally Gave User Data To Grand Jury, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (February 11, 2013, 8:41 PM EST) -- Yahoo Inc. violated the Stored Communications Act when it shared a user's private information with a Georgia criminal grand jury sooner than the federal law required, an attorney told the Ninth Circuit on Monday in an effort to revive a putative privacy class action.

Yahoo handed over Fayelynn Sams' personal information after receiving a grand jury subpoena and a letter from an investigator with the Lowndes County, Ga., District Attorney's office in late 2008, but the subpoena was invalid because it didn't comply with the Uniform...
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