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Judge Refuses Google's Request to Throw Out Email Scanning Case

  • ZDNet, Friday, September 27, 2013 1:49 PM

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit which claims that Google's email scanning practices go against privacy laws. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said in a 43-page ruling that Gmail users can go ahead with a class-action suit against Google's scanning practices. Users claim that scanning their emails violates privacy laws. Google claims that it is done automatically in order to target ads and that no human eyes actually see the scans, and is therefore not violating user privacy.

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