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Google Asks for Dismissal of Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 12, 2012

In its motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit, Google has said the class is contorting state law “in ways the California legislature never intended,” Courthouse News Service reports. The suit alleges Gmail scans e-mails for content and intercepts messages between Gmail and non-Gmail users. It accuses Google of violating the California Invasion of Privacy Act. Asking U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to dismiss the case, Google says its “fully automated processes involve no human review of any kind” and added that the plaintiffs fail to articulate harm and instead “rely on conclusory allegations that their privacy rights were infringed in the abstract.”
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