Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is facing a trial about whether or not it has violated laws against wiretapping for scanning users emails. Last month US District Attorney in San Jose, Lucy H. Koh said that complainants can surface after raising the controversy involving Google about federal law violation in which Google read e-mails that were private in order to support advertisers by building user profiles through private emails.
The court is presiding that Google might have done illegal wiretapping and has already filed Copycat Lawsuit against its competitors who offer email services. The court presiding clarifies laws for wiretapping that are revised and sanctioned by Congress due to the accelerated use of the internet.
Google email users along with the users of other email services from Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas state in the case (as per 16th May’s court filing) that Google doesn’t announce the exact extent of its process.
According to Google, its users of Gmail are quite aware of the automated scanning because it allows Google to provide security, protection against spam and other services; Google claims the users have permitted this automated scanning process.
Koh denied any case discharge and carefully scrutinized what does the law exactly permit and whether Gmail users actually knew about these terms and conditions or not when they signed up with Gmail. Koh said in her ruling that court could not determine whether Gmail or any other email service users agree to allow the service provider to read their emails for the purpose of profile building or enabling targeted advertising.
Google requested Koh to accept its appeal against her presiding. Google also says that it needs guidance in finding out whether court’s interpretation of now outdated “constitutional provisions in an unexpected event” still stands or not. Google’s last filing says that email scanning is part of the services that it provides and the process is completely automated and does not require any human review.
In the current session, shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) went up by 1.36% ($867.54).