Yahoo Hit with Email Scanning Suit

A week after a federal judge in San Jose kept alive an email snooping lawsuit against Google, a second class action was filed accusing Yahoo of similar, alleged wiretap law violations.

A class action was filed last week by San Bruno, California, residents claiming Sunnyvale-based Yahoo scans email messages to improve targeted advertising.

It states Yahoo intentionally “reads, scans, processes, copies, acquires content from… or gathers data and information from the content of e-mails.”

This is done to “eavesdrop” on emails without consent for its own financial advantage and to profile customers for targeted advertising, according to the lawsuit.

The suit claims the actions are violations of the federal wiretap law and California state privacy law.

Case: Kevranian v. Yahoo Inc., No. 13-cv-4547

 

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