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Lawsuit Alleges Gmail Scanning Violates Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

October 5, 2012

A lawsuit filed in BC Supreme Court alleges Google gathered information sent to and from Gmail accounts, The Vancouver Sun reports. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and could potentially include “anyone in the province who has ever sent an e-mail to a Gmail account,” the report states. The suit alleges Google intercepts and collects personal information from e-mails sent to Gmail users in order to sell targeted advertising opportunities to third parties. Google says it has no comment on the allegations at this time.
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