The lawsuit demands damages of $500 per email used by Google to serve ads and wants an injunction against Google to stop the company from using emails for serving ads (presumably only emails that are sent to Gmail accounts). The suit is filed on behalf of everyone living in British Columbia that has sent an email to a Gmail account but could potentially be expanded if similar lawsuits spring up across the country.
Google has yet to comment on this lawsuit. I’m no lawyer nor do I live in Canada, so I won’t try to comment on the validity, or lack thereof, of this lawsuit; however, it isn’t hard to imagine this turning into a legal quagmire for the company.
[via ArsTechnica ]