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UC Berkeley students file lawsuit against Google alleging illegal scanning of emails

UC Berkeley students file lawsuit against Google alleging illegal scanning of emails

This is getting more intense. I will be following this case, because it will be precedent-setting, as it involves the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. and claims may be up to $10,000 per student.

In March 2014, Google fell under fire for scanning emails in Apps for Education, a collection of online tools and services that include Google Drive and Google Mail.

Now, nearly two years later, four UC Berkeley students and alumni filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. on Wednesday, alleging that UC Berkeley emails were the target of such data mining between 2012 and 2014.