While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, they know when you’ve opened an email sent by one of their clients, where you are, what sort of device you’re on, and whether you’ve clicked a link, all without your awareness or consent.
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It all started with an email typo. Entering a client’s email address last week, a contractor accidentally swapped @for @ — so instead of sending to a Goldman Sachs employee, the message went to a random stranger.
Normally, that would just be an embarrassment, but this particular email included private client data, and Goldman Sachs is willing to move heaven and earth to get it back. According to a new report from Reuters, the battle has taken the Wall Street firm to the New York State Supreme Court, pleading with Google to delete the email to prevent a “needless and massive privacy violation,” in the company’s words.
As part of a potentially explosive lawsuit making its way through federal court, giant online-services provider Google has acknowledged scanning the contents of millions of email messages sent and received by student users of the company’s Apps for Education tool suite for schools.