Google Says GMail Class Action Suit "Contorts" California Law

Plaintiffs suing because Google scans emails for words to place contextual ads


A class is "contorting" state law "in ways the California Legislature never intended" by claiming that Gmail violates California privacy statutes, Google said in a motion to dismiss.

Lead plaintiffs Brad Scott and Todd Harrington claim that the web-based service scans emails for words and content, and intentionally intercepts messages between non-Gmail subscribers and subscribers.

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  1. So stop using GMail. It is not a public service. It is a free service that has decided to fund itself via advertisement. To do so efficiently, it has deemed it efficacious to scan your emails to be able to target advertisements. Scott and Harrington are not forced to use Gmail. They can opt for another service, or better yet, pay for an email client that would preclude advertisement.

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