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Daily Dashboard | Gmail scanning case reaches settlement Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Feb. 21, 2020

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Google has agreed to change its email processing procedures in order to settle a class action alleging that it scanned non-Gmail users' messages in violation of state and federal wiretapping laws, The Recorder reports. The Tuesday-released settlement outlines Google's promise to "eliminate any processing of emails to target ads or build marketing profiles until after messages have arrived in a Gmail users' inbox" for at least three years, the report states. "Though the technical changes hardly seem to resolve the privacy concerns that spurred the litigation, plaintiffs' lawyers ... deemed them 'substantial,'" the report adds. The firms have asked for $2.2 million in fees. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who is overseeing the suit, will either approve or deny the deal. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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