At first I thought this was an old news story showing up in my news reader, but it’s not. Scott Graham reports:
The Federal Communications Commission couldn’t do it. Thirty-eight state attorneys general couldn’t do it.
On Monday, Elizabeth Cabraser will go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, personally seeking what government regulators failed to obtain: meaningful sanctions against Google Inc. for surreptitiously uploading personal data from home Wi-Fi networks.
“Although these home networks were not password protected, the communications transmitted over them were private and not broadcast for public consumption,” the Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein partner writes in her appellate brief. “Such communications are protected from prying eyes by the Wiretap Act, as amended by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.”
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