Privacy Advisor

ISRAEL—Sloppy class action against Google Buzz dismissed

The Jerusalem District Court dismissed a 5 billion NIS (roughly $1.4 billion) class action against Google Israel Ltd. and Google Inc. In CA (Jerusalem District Court) 4091-10 AmalJeraisy v. Google Israel Ltd. and others, a Gmail user filed the class action a year ago, following Google's launch of the new Buzz social networking service. The action claimed that Google violated users' privacy when it automatically added Google Buzz to Gmail accounts and, by default, Google Buzz allowed users to track their contacts' status updates and additional information that the contacts shared online, without asking for their consent.

Already a member?

You must be logged in to access this content. Log in now to proceed.

Not an IAPP member?

It's easy and affordable to become an IAPP member, and you'll get access to the following great benefits:

  • News. You’re busy. We make it easy to stay on top of the headlines.
  • Networking. It’s all about who you know. Targeted online and in-person channels give you access to the people you want to meet.
  • Certification. Skilled privacy pros are in high demand. We can help you advance your career and increase your earning potential.
  • Resources. The newly revamped Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for practical tools and research to help you tackle your biggest challenges.
  • Alerts. The Privacy Tracker blog sorts through the clutter and gets to the heart of breaking legislative developments.

...and much more!