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Yahoo Seeks Summary Judgment In Email Scanning Class Action

Mealey's (September 21, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a Sept. 19 summary judgment motion in California federal court, Yahoo Inc. asserts that its email scanning functions, which are at the heart of a privacy class action, comprise beneficial antivirus functions and benign targeted advertising but do not violate asserted federal and state privacy laws (In Re Yahoo Mail Litigation, No. 5:13-cv-04980, N.D. Calif.).

(Summary judgment motion available. Document #97-150924-021M.)

Yahoo stressed that the scanning is a standard practice among email providers and occurs after emails are in storage and,...
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