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Google Faces Canadian Gmail Lawsuit Over Email Scanning

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Tuesday October 09, 2012
A B.C. man has filed a lawsuit against Google over the scanning of emails sent to Gmail users. Similar lawsuits have been filed in the U.S., though experts are skeptical about whether automated scanning amounts to a privacy violation.
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Schutzter said:

A waste of time by a gold digger
I guess this "B.C. Man" - Wayne Plimmer - doesn't hold any software patents so he's launching another frivolous lawsuit.

Plimmer doesn't even use GMail!!! It's like if I dropped a letter off at your house (Gmail) and your secretary (Google) opened the letter - without reading it, just checking if it was bill or what. Then I sue YOUR SECRETARY for violating MY privacy.

This lawsuit is such a joke it would be funny if our taxes weren't paying for the court! I hope they make him pay the costs when he looses!!!
October 09, 2012

Gregg said:

Schutzter, are you serious?
Are you that ignorant or do you just not give a damn about any rights or privacy laws whatsoever?
October 09, 2012

David said:

This is no different from any spam filter
He may as well sue every spam filtering company in the world, too. His emails are being opened and scanned by them as well.
October 10, 2012

Bytowner said:

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Such circumstances - spam-checking in particular - are certainly legitimate grounds for scanning. Most of us find a benefit to the screening-ware for that reason.
October 15, 2012

Eric Wilson said:

mail scanning
I think this is not the right formula by Google to scan emails. This should be avoid because of personal privacy law. www.poboxes.com is a perfect mail scanning service provider throughout UK.
December 04, 2012

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