In a case that parallels many of the aspects of the three cases filed in July 2012 in California, against Google & Yahoo!, retiree Wayne Plimmer of Sechelt, British Columbia filed a class action suit against Google on October 4, 2012.
Here is a copy of the complaint : Download PlimmerV.Google
The suits alleges that Google has breached sections 1 and 3 of the British Columbia Privacy Act R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 373 and s.52 of the Federal Competition Act R.S.C. 1985 c. C-34
Some news coverage notes that the class has not yet been approved (anyone in British Columbia who has sent email to a Gmail account), and that should this lawsuit be successful, this may prohibit the use of anti-virus and anti-spam software on inbound mail. The suit also alleges that Google invaded users’ privacy, violated solicitor-client, physician-patient, pastor-penitent and journalist-source privilege, and infringed upon copyright.
The BC Privacy Act reads: