Judge Dismisses Class Action Against Google in Gmail Scanning Case

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will not let a case against Google scanning email messages be tried as a class action suit. According to the lawsuit, Google illegally scanned and read the private email messages of Gmail users in order to deliver targeted ads and to build user profiles. A class action would have put greater pressure on Google to settle. Instead, the cases will be tried as individual cases.

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