Google Wants “Precedent-Setting” Case Dismissed
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.September 6, 2013
Google has asked for a case against it, concerning its alleged electronic scanning of Gmail users’ e-mails for the purpose of sending targeted ads, to be dismissed, Associated Press reports. In a San Jose, CA, court on Thursday, Google said “all users of e-mail must necessarily expect that their e-mails will be subject to automated processing.” The suit was filed on behalf of 10 people and is expected to be certified as a class-action. It’s also predicted to be a “precedent-setting case for other e-mail providers,” the report states.