Wednesday February 03, 2016

College Students Sue Google For Scanning School-Issued Gmail Accounts

I think this lawsuit would have had a better chance if it was filed before Google agreed to stop scanning GAFE email accounts two years ago.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit [PDF] used University of California at Berkeley email accounts that were provided through GAFE. And between 2010 and 2014, when Google officially ended the practice, they say the company scanned and processed the "content of every email received by or sent" from these accounts "to develop sophisticated advertising profiles of the user and for other, still unrevealed, purposes."