Jonny Bonner reports:
A class is “contorting” state law “in ways the California Legislature never intended” by claiming that Gmail violates California privacy statutes, Google said in a motion to dismiss.
Lead plaintiffs Brad Scott and Todd Harrington claim that the web-based service scans emails for words and content, and intentionally intercepts messages between non-Gmail subscribers and subscribers.
Describing such actions as wiretapping and eavesdropping, the class says Google is in violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
Read more on Courthouse News. Not surprisingly, Google’s motion includes the argument that tech law professor Eric Goldman recently described as “dead on arrival” in the context of a similar lawsuit in Canada.