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Berkeley Students File Class Action Suit Against Google Over Email Scanning

Feb 8, 2016

21ST CENTURY PROTEST: Students at the University of California Berkeley have begun a class action lawsuit against Google over the company's practice of scanning emails for advertising keywords, according to Inside Higher Ed. Google stopped the automatic searching in 2014, but the students allege that the tech giant violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 by obtaining information from 30 million K-12 and higher education users between 2010 and 2014. The students are seeking damages of at least $10,000 and the deletion of their data.

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Berkeley Students File Class Action Suit Against Google Over Email Scanning

Feb 8, 2016

21ST CENTURY PROTEST: Students at the University of California Berkeley have begun a class action lawsuit against Google over the company's practice of scanning emails for advertising keywords, according to Inside Higher Ed. Google stopped the automatic searching in 2014, but the students allege that the tech giant violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 by obtaining information from 30 million K-12 and higher education users between 2010 and 2014. The students are seeking damages of at least $10,000 and the deletion of their data.

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