The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted class certification to non-Yahoo! users suing the company for intercepting and scanning their emails to and from Yahoo! Mail account holders without their consent. The court held, in In Re Yahoo Mail Litigation, that the plaintiffs may proceed as a class as to their claims that Yahoo! violates the Stored Communications Act, a part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, by allegedly intercepting, scanning and divulging the contents of their emails. A key to the court’s ruling was that the plaintiffs are seeking only injunctive and declaratory relief, and not damages. The court also held that non-Yahoo! users resident in California could proceed as a sub-class as to their claims that Yahoo!’s practices violate California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.