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Microsoft Urges Court to Drop Privacy Claim in Email Scans Suit

Jan. 7, 2022, 6:56 PM

Microsoft Corp. is urging a California federal court to drop a privacy claim brought in a lawsuit over the alleged sharing of customer data with third parties.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California should reconsider a ruling that let users of Microsoft’s email software pursue an alleged violation of the Washington Privacy Act, the company said in a Thursday filing.

The potential class action claims that Microsoft scanned customer emails, sharing data with Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook and other third parties without permission, in violation of state and federal privacy laws.

Microsoft called for the ...