Google Can't Shake Privacy Suit Over Gmail Ad Targeting

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday mostly rejected Google Inc.’s bid to squash a privacy class action accusing it of violating the Wiretap Act by scanning Gmail users’ email to target advertisements, finding the company’s practices are not covered under an exception to the law.

The MDL comprises six suits from California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania accusing Google of analyzing content in Gmail accounts without obtaining consent from the sender or the recipient, in violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and other...
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