Feb 012016

Michelle Leung reports:

In March 2014, Google fell under fire for scanning emails in Apps for Education, a collection of online tools and services that include Google Drive and Google Mail.

Now, nearly two years later, four UC Berkeley students and alumni filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. on Wednesday, alleging that UC Berkeley emails were the target of such data mining between 2012 and 2014.

In 2014, nine plaintiffs in California accused Google of scanning emails — or collecting information on users for advertising purposes without permission. Similarly, the four UC Berkeley plaintiffs — Ryan Corley, William Dormann, Shannon Mehaffey and Teddey Xiao — involved in the current lawsuit allege they did not agree to have their emails intercepted and read by Google for advertising purposes.

Read more on The Daily Californian.

As Chris Hoofnagle pointed out on Twitter this morning, this is not a class action but appears to be a mass joinder.


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