Some schools told users their email was private (apparently the schools were fooled by Google). Those users reasonably expected privacy. So, they have strong claims against Google.
Gallo LLP is now accepting clients, on a contingency basis (you’ll pay us nothing from your pocket), from the following schools:
UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, San Diego State, University of Maine, Bates College, Pacific Lutheran University, Harvard, Yale, University of Arizona, University of Washingson, and SUNY Stony Brook
Why This Lawsuit Is Important
While making Google pay for what it took is good, there are also important public policy considerations here. Google secretly read your emails to develop a “user profile” on you --- to predict your behavior, to influence you, to manipulate you, and to gain an economic advantage over you for profit. The implications of having your every word secretly cataloged and interpreted by a multi-national corporation using cutting edge artificial intelligence tools are far-reaching. Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt may have put it best: “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.”
Specific Allegations and Remedies Sought
This case alleges that Google’s actions violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510 et seq. If we win, Google may be required to pay $10,000 to each plaintiff. There’s no guarantee we’ll win. But we believe we will win it. And we are prepared to invest millions of dollars of time and cash to prosecute it. The allegations and remedy sought are detailed in the Complaint.
How to Join
This is a mass action, not a class action. To participate and benefit, you must act to join individually. To join, please follow the Join the Lawsuit link.
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