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Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy

Consumer complaints end up in court over Google's new policy

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Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy
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Yes, more complaints over Google’s new privacy policy. This time they come from consumers in New York and California who claim the new policy directly violates the old policy which claims it will not share information from one service with another, Google owned or not.

Both plaintiffs bring a class-action suit against the technology representing all users holding accounts from August 2004 through the beginning of March of this year when the new policy went into effect. The lawsuits claim that Google is in violation of the Federal Wiretap Act, the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, and several other federal and state laws regarding electronic privacy and communication storage.

If you remember before the new privacy policy went into effect March 1st, most of Google’s products had separate policies that addressed privacy concerns. The introduction of the new unified policy caused a lot of ruckus for users, lawmakers, and other interest parties.

These lawsuits seem to be an inevitability for Google who ignored a slew of complains, not the least of which was from the European Union, asking the technology giant to delay the launch of their new policies. There’s no way to tell what the court will rule on these cases, but it seems Google has pushed users over the edge with their increasing efforts to bring the public more relevant adds, as they put it.

Lets see what others are thinking about these new lawsuits:

Another day, another #privacy lawsuit – Google faces class action lawsuits against new privacy policy http://t.co/xMs06NpI #socmed 1 hour ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Class action lawsuit filed against #Google over changes to #Privacy Policy Rules http://t.co/pUXSTLD8 Google’s lawyers are really busy !!! 9 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Google users sue company over ‘deceptive’ privacy changes: Three men have filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. ov… http://t.co/e0HWrgXV 12 hours ago via twitterfeed ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Evil Google doesnt care. Period. @esqcounsel: Google ignores small claims privacy lawsuit – The Inquirer http://t.co/yR1sXBAt via @INQ 1 day ago via Gravity! ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just filed for a default judgment against #Google in my lawsuit over their recent #privacy policy changes 1 day ago via Seesmic ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook, Twitter, 16 Others Sued for Alleged Privacy Issues http://t.co/MKCGRRmz 2 days ago via twitterfeed ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just filed for a default judgment against #Google in my lawsuit over their recent #privacy policy changes 1 day ago via Seesmic ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy
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  • Jeffrey Wacksman

    I have issues with privacy of Google and would like to join the class action lawsuit.

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