Internet giant Yahoo is facing a nationwide class action lawsuit in the USA by consumers angered that the company allegedly opened e-mails sent to them from rivals’ e-mails services.
It is alleged information was used to target advertising and boost revenues.
A California judge cleared the way for groups of Yahoo mail service subscribers and non-subscribers to sue for privacy violations, the latter group under local state laws.
They could number over a million nationwide. A class action can make it easier to obtain larger damages and more sweeping remedies at a lower cost.