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Google Beats Claims Its Assistant Recorded Users Without Consent

May 7, 2020, 4:20 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google escaped claims in a California federal court that it allegedly recorded users of its voice-enabled devices without permission so that subcontractors could use the information to improve the product.

Judge Beth Labson Freeman on Wednesday tossed most of claims Google faced under the Stored Communications Act and California consumer protection law, saying plaintiffs failed to provide enough details about the alleged recordings.

Plaintiffs didn’t say who was involved in the allegedly recorded conversations, where they happened or the content of them, wrote Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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