Think Tank Urges 9th Circ. To Reconsider Google Wi-Fi Case

Law360, Washington (October 4, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT) -- A technology policy think tank urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reconsider its ruling in a consolidated California lawsuit that Google Inc.'s collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks was not permitted under the Wiretap Act, arguing the decision was based around mistaken technological assumptions.

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation said in an amicus brief that the circuit court panel had wrongly held that unencrypted Wi-Fi communication should not be considered “readily accessible” to the public, a ruling which will have "devastating" consequences to...
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Benjamin Joffe, et al v. Google Inc.


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11-17483

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

October 17, 2011

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