Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of PrivacyBy: Shawn Hess - March 22, 2012
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.
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: