Boston, MA 08/13/2014 (wallstreetpr) – In a big blow to its image, global technology company Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) faced an embarrassing situation before the U.S. District Judge when the court had advised it to face a lawsuit. The company was praying before the Judge the dismissal of a lawsuit on the violation of privacy rights though it could claim victory at least partly.
In a way, the ruling was quite a mixed one for Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). The Judge Lucy Koh had acceded to Yahoo’s appeal to dispose of the claims of federal wiretap that its services term had not notified the users that their emails meant for non-yahoo mail users would be intercepted, scanned and also analyzed to establish profiles of user apart from advertising purposes usage, Bloomberg reported.
The judge had also ruled in favor of the technology company by dismissing claims that alleged Yahoo’s failure for not disclosing properly that it would save the users’ content of emails and use them for future purposes.
Users Can Go Ahead
However, the U.S. District court Judge had given her permission to the users to go ahead with their allegation of violations of privacy rights that was brought under a wiretap claim that the company could have provided the third parties the emails content of users of Yahoo mail with non-Yahoo users.
The current lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) was filed last year on behalf of San Bruno, California residents and sought the status of a class-action suit. It charged the company of indulging in intercepting emails without the users’ consent and was making profit from advertising without the users’ permission by using intercepted data, profiling and other services that were not at all connected with Yahoo mail.
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