Erik Ofgang reports that another former Yale student has joined the lawsuit against Google for allegedly scanning Gmail for advertising purposes despite assurances that they weren’t doing that:
Ett is one of 38 Yale students and seven University of Connecticut students, as well as more than 800 students from 16 other universities including Harvard and New York University, who have joined a lawsuit against Google that seeks damages for the alleged breach of privacy. The lawsuit is being led by Ray Gallo, a California-based lawyer who is himself a Yale graduate.
The suit charges that Google, which did not respond to requests for comment for this story, violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and asks the company to delete any information derived from the scanned apps as well as pay damages of up to $10,000 for each plaintiff or $100 a day for each day the law was broken, whichever number is greater.
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