William Dotinga reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh seemed unwilling to toss out In re Google, Inc. – Gmail Litigation when Google sought dismissal of the case on Thursday:
Google defended its various privacy polices and terms of service going back as far as 2007, which all warn users that information the company gets from the use of its services may be used to target advertising or enhance the Google experience.
Judge Koh indicated, however, that the policies do not go far enough to inform users of the scope of Google’s practices.
“I don’t see any explicit warnings in the user agreements that emails will be read for targeted advertising purposes,” Koh said.
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