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Lawsuit over Google Assistant recordings can move forward, with revisions, federal judge says

By Amy Miller
  • 09 Apr 2020 15:33
  • 09 Apr 2020 15:59
Allegations that Google violated federal and state wiretapping laws by surreptitiously listening to private conversations recorded by its Google Assistant-enabled devices can move forward, with revisions, a California federal judge said today.

“I don’t see a home run for the defense,” US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said during a telephonic hearing.

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Amy Miller

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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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