Privacy is important to most Americans. This has become a pivotal issue in American society in the midst of the rise of the NSA and the Edward Snowden scandal. Now, Google is being accused of invading the privacy of its users, including many people in Michigan. The company is now facing a business litigation lawsuit that may become a class-action lawsuit.
The plaintiffs in the case are accusing Google of scanning its users' emails over a period of five years. The lawsuit is asking the court to order the company to pay each user who had been affected by the alleged improper data mining. The legal complaint is asking for $100 per each day during this time period to each user affected. This would include anybody who had sent or received an email message from the web company's Gmail service.