Google Being Sued for Wiretapping

A handful of lawsuits have been filed in California federal courts against Google, a Delaware corporation with a California headquarters, alleging that the company has been violating a variety of consumer protection and federal wiretapping laws since 2007.

Specifically, as one of the complaints alleges, Google improperly accessed users’ Wi-Fi transmissions in order to obtain data – private and personal data – necessary to amass its “Google Street View” services. Google Street View provides a free, panoramic view of thousands of addresses, streets, and locations throughout the United States and the world.

The lawsuits recently filed against Google seek to certify a class of consumers consisting essentially of anyone in the United States who had a Wi-Fi internet connection in their residence during any period from May 1, 2007 until present. If you or someone you know has or had Wi-Fi internet service at your residence – and your residence and immediate street or location surroundings can be viewed publicly through the Google Street View service – please contact our firm at to find out whether you are eligible to become a part of a potential class action.