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Claims Trimmed in Google Assistant Proposed Privacy Class Action

July 2, 2021, 7:29 PM

Google won its bid to dismiss California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and fraud claims levied against it but must face allegations that it broke wiretapping laws by recording users without consent.

The plaintiffs adequately alleged that the Google Assistant intercepted users’ private communications without permission, Judge Beth Labson Freeman wrote in an order filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Freeman previously dismissed wiretapping claims from the lawsuits, writing that the plaintiffs weren’t specific enough about how their communications were allegedly intercepted. But their amended complaint remedies many of those shortcomings, Freeman wrote, and ...