Ariel Atlas (*Atlas is a 2015 summer associate in Sidley’s NY Office)

06 July 2015

Plaintiffs and Privacy in Yahoo Data Privacy Case: Judge Koh Grants Class Certification in California

On May 26, 2015, Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California granted class certification to plaintiffs in In re Yahoo Mail Litigation, Case No. 13-CV-04980-LHK (N.D. Cal. May 26, 2015) (“Yahoo”). This ruling will likely have an effect on how class action claims are alleged and could impact email providers’ policies and procedures pertaining to email scanning and user consent.  In particular, companies may wish to review the impact of their privacy disclosures and consent framework to non-subscribers who may interact with users who have consented to the companies’ policies.


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