Google Updates Service Terms in Wake of Gmail Scanning Litigation

By on April 15, 2014

Google Inc. (NASD: GOOGL) updated its terms of service by with an additional paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection.  This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”

Google has been the target of lawsuits filed by Gmail users that accusing the company of scanning Gmail user messages to compile secret profiles and target advertising in violation of federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws.  Google denied wrongdoing and claims that Gmail users implicitly consented to its activity.

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