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Google Wants ECPA Exception Examined

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 11, 2013

Google has asked a federal judge for permission to take questions about federal wiretapping laws before a Gmail class-action advances any further, Courthouse News Service reports. Multi-district claims over Google’s changes to its privacy policy last year have been combined into a single, massive class-action accusing the company of violating federal and state wiretapping, privacy and computer fraud laws. In a filing Wednesday, Google said it wants questions about exceptions to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act answered by the Ninth Circuit before the suit moves forward.
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