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Google Seeks Dismissal of Class Action

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 20, 2010

Google says its collection of personal data off of WiFi networks earlier this year broke no laws, and the company is asking a district court judge for dismissal of a potential class-action lawsuit related to the activity, MediaPost News reports. In a filing last week with the U.S. District Court James Ware in San Jose, CA, the company said, "It is not unlawful under the Wiretap Act to receive information from networks that are configured so that communications sent over them are 'readily accessible to the general public.'"
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