Civil Liberties

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.