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Jude Orders Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) To Face Lawsuit On Violation Of Privacy Rights

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.

Mixed Ruling

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.

Others Too Faced

The Judge Koh has also presided over suits on privacy claims against search engine giant Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and social network provider LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD). She found in March that the privacy policy of Google to be vague and probably misleading. It resulted in Google to change its terms of service.

Published by Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. You may contact Brendan via his email ([email protected]) or his Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/u/0/116608759701551457422).



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