Russian submitted to Google to court for reading his e-mail




A resident of Ekaterinburg Anton Burkov in court trying to prevent Google to read his personal emails. For violating the right to privacy claimant requests to collect from the Internet giant of 50 000 rubles, according to “Izvestia” .


“Some time ago, I noticed that my correspondence on the Internet to read, and it was none other than the robot company Google, – said Anton Burkov. – Shortly after I wrote emails on Google ads appear to be close to the subject of writing in goods and services. ”

According to the plaintiff, in a private letter, he referred to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. After some time, contextual advertising Yekaterinburg suggested various travel agents, cheap flights to Strasbourg and legal services.

“On my interest in Strasbourg Google’s robot could learn only from my personal letter – said Anton Burkov. – Of course, I understand that Google – is a free search resource, but I did not ask permission and warned that I will read. ”

The man thought that thus violated his right to privacy, therefore, appealed to the district court in Moscow Zamoskvoretskiy a civil action. According to him, he hopes to set a precedent and protect Russian users from possible violations.

The Russian Google headquarters said they would not comment on the litigation, however, explain the principles of operation of the search engine.


“Our systems analyze the content and emails automatically. With these data, we improve work services, in particular, ensure the safety of our customers, identify spam and malware, “- said in a statement.

The suit is scheduled for February 16, 2015.

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