Bloomberg Law
Feb. 3, 2020, 5:48 PM

Google Says Accidentally Recording Users Doesn’t Violate Law

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Alphabet Inc.'s Google said inadvertent recording of users through its personal assistant doesn’t violate federal and state wiretap laws and that accidental activation of enabled devices should occasionally be expected.

Google has urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss a class complaint alleging privacy violations.

Tech companies facing privacy lawsuits try to toss claims early in litigation to stave off possible large settlements or jury trials. Representatives for the consumer plaintiffs didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on Google’s Jan. 31 filing.

The consumers sued in 2019, alleging that Google Assistant recorded them ...