Google Balks As Judge Mulls Calif. Privacy Law For Outsiders

Law360, San Jose (September 13, 2019, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Google LLC urged a California judge Friday to throw out claims by out-of-state plaintiffs that the tech giant’s alleged practice of scanning non-Gmail users’ emails for advertising purposes violates the California Invasion of Privacy Act, a request that came after the judge tentatively ruled the claims can proceed.

During a hearing in San Jose, Google counsel Whitty Somvichian of Cooley LLP told Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Brian C. Walsh that non-California plaintiffs cannot assert a CIPA claim when the “only nexus” is that corporate decision makers reside in the state.

Somvichian said that even though Google’s business decisions are...

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