Google has argued it should not have to face a class-action lawsuit claiming it illegally scanned private e-mails, Businessweek reports. A 2013 case claiming Google violated federal wiretap law has been combined with several other lawsuits. Ultimately, the case would represent hundreds of millions of users and, according to Google, an unmanageable amount of evidence. Stanford University Law Prof. Deborah Hensler said the plaintiffs face “a very steep hurdle” to proceed as a class. Meanwhile, a judge for the Southern District of Florida submitted final approval to a settlement between AvMed, a health insurance provider, and plaintiffs in a class-action involving a data breach of 1.2 million sensitive health records from unencrypted laptops. According to the settlement, AvMed will create a $3 million fund.
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