Lawsuit against Google email ads allowed
September 27 , 2013
A federal judge allowed a lawsuit against Google Inc. over allegations it scanned its users' emails to be able to place relevant ads.
The judge rejected Google's argument according to which, users permitted the company to scan their emails for the purposes of advertising.
Company spokesman Matt Kallman said they are disappointed and are now considering their options. According to the plaintiffs, Google crossed the "creepy line", violating several laws and people's emails solely for the purposes of making profit.
The judge wrote, "nothing in the policies suggests that Google intercepts email communication in transit between users, and in fact, the policies obscure Google's intent to engage in such interceptions."
He did, however, dismiss two claims by the plaintiffs and asked for additional facts.