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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Can Be Sued for Violating Wiretap Act, Court Rules

A class action lawsuit filed against Internet behemoth Google for secretly collecting data from Wi-Fi networks can move forward, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The lawsuit stems from information gleaned while the company had agents driving around to collect images for its Street View program between 2007 and 2010 in the United States as well as a number of foreign countries. Ostensibly, the tech giant was merely collecting Wi-Fi identification information in order to enhance its location-based …

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