Google faces lawsuit for Gmail scanning practices

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Google faces lawsuit for Gmail scanning practices

A U.S. district judge ruled that the case against Google can move forward making it the second case, of late, where the tech giant will face accusations that it violated federal wiretap law.

In brief: Google is facing another US lawsuit that accuses it of illegally scanning the contents of Gmail users' emails.

Despite Google's claims the process of scanning for targeted advertising was automated US District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that users hadn't consented to the purported actions.

Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that a separate case against Google could continue, where it was accused of violating wiretap law through the use of its Street View mapping service, which allegedly collected unencrypted Wi-Fi data of unsuspecting individuals.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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