Philip A. Janquart reports:
Yahoo has asked a federal judge to dismiss a putative class action alleging that it intercepts, reads and records emails sent to its subscribers.
The June 2012 federal complaint in San Jose, Calif., claims that Yahoo intentionally intercepts emails sent by non-Yahoo subscribers before relaying them to accountholders, in violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).
Yahoo allegedly uses “devices and techniques” designed to examine the words, content and thought processes contained within those emails.
The case, led by named plaintiff Carson Penkava, is identical to two others filed against Google that same month, alleging that the Internet juggernaut violates California wiretapping laws by mining for information it uses to push ads to end users.
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