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Class Fighting Google’s Motion To Dismiss

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 12, 2012

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google’s practice of intercepting and scanning e-mails between Gmail and non-Gmail users is in violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act are opposing Google’s motion to dismiss the case, reports Courthouse News Service. While Google’s dismissal states, among other arguments, that courts have recognized “no one can reasonably expect” e-mails to be “free from the automated processing that is normally associated with delivering e-mails," the opposition says Google is “reading, learning and recording content and meaning from private communications—something no court has addressed to date." U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh will hear the case in March.
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