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Google Says GMail Class Action Suit "Contorts" California Law

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

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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.