High Court Skips Yahoo Case Over Email Privacy After Death

By Alison Noon (March 26, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to weigh in on a ruling from Massachusetts' top court that allowed a pair of siblings to request unfettered access to their deceased brother's emails from Yahoo Inc.

The court provided no explanation, as is typical, in denying Yahoo's certiorari petition in a privacy case that saw the company attract legal solidarity from Facebook Inc., Google LLC, Dropbox Inc., Evernote Corp., Glassdoor Inc., the Internet Association and NetChoice.

The web-focused groups backed Yahoo's argument decrying the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's "expansive, flawed and dangerous interpretation of a federal statute" in a recent decision that legal...

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