1. October 30, 2015

    Google Asks For Stay Or Dismissal Of Email Scanning Suit

    Google asked a California federal judge on Thursday to toss a proposed class action over its practice of scanning Gmail users' inboxes for marketing data, saying the federal and state privacy law violation claims fail because users agree to the practice when they sign up for the service.

  2. September 24, 2015

    Google Email Scanning Suit Linked To Failed MDL

    A California federal judge on Wednesday agreed to link a new lawsuit over Google's practice of scanning Gmail users' inboxes for marketing data to sprawling multidistrict litigation over the same issue that failed last year, saying the cases substantially involve the same parties and events.

  3. September 22, 2015

    Google Slams Bid To Link Email Scanning Suits

    Google Inc. told a California federal court on Monday that a new lawsuit over the Internet juggernaut's practice of scanning Gmail users' inboxes to glean marketing data doesn't relate to sprawling litigation over the same issue that failed last year.

  4. March 24, 2014

    Google Win Threatens End To Privacy Class Actions

    A California federal judge last week dashed plaintiffs' hopes of certifying a massive class action accusing Google Inc. of illegally capturing data from Gmail messages, a ruling that attorneys say hands companies a potent defense for escaping challenges that could encompass their entire user base.

  5. March 19, 2014

    Google Escapes Class Cert. In Gmail Scanning Suit

    A California federal judge shut down class certification efforts Tuesday in a potential multibillion-dollar litigation claiming Google Inc. illegally captured data from Gmail messages, saying users differed substantially in their understanding of the surveillance.

  6. March 14, 2014

    Google Wants Email Scanning Info Nixed From Transcript

    Google Inc. on Thursday pushed a California federal judge to scrub portions of a recent class certification hearing transcript that the company claims reveals highly sensitive information about its allegedly unlawful practice of scanning users' emails.

  7. March 04, 2014

    Google Slams Media's Bid To Keep Docs Public In Gmail Case

    Google Inc. shot back at The New York Times Co., The Washington Post Co. and several other media outlets in California federal court on Monday, claiming their bid to prevent the tech giant from sealing documents related to its surveillance of Gmail accounts was belated and off-base.

  8. February 20, 2014

    NY Times, Others Blast Google For Hiding Scanning Docs

    A who's who of U.S. media outlets, including The New York Times Co. and Atlantic Media Inc., urged a California federal judge on Wednesday not to seal a cache of internal Google Inc. documents surrounding the company's surveillance of Gmail accounts, saying that the public's right of access trumps "nebulous" worries about revealing trade secrets.

  9. January 28, 2014

    Google Denied 9th Circ. Review Of Gmail Snooping Case

    A California federal judge on Monday denied Google Inc. permission to seek the Ninth Circuit's take on two murky exceptions to federal wiretap law the company says let it off the hook for allegedly scanning users' emails to deliver targeted advertisements, ruling the multidistrict case has advanced too far to interrupt it now.

  10. January 01, 2014

    Privacy Cases To Watch In 2014

    While a pair of challenges to the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate data security are likely to hog the spotlight in 2014, attorneys say cases against companies such as Hulu LLC, the Los Angeles Lakers and Google Inc. will also have a significant impact by testing the strength of dated privacy statutes and novel injury theories.

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