A lawsuit filed in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas earlier this month alleges that Google’s Gmail service violates users’ privacy by reviewing the contents of each e-mail and using that information for purposes of targeting advertisements. Plaintiff Kelly Michaels has brought claims for invasion of privacy, fraud, and violation of the federal Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2510, as well as similar Texas statutes, and seeks to represent a nationwide class. According to the complaint, Google targets users through an algorithm it developed to identify keywords in the e-mails. The complaint also alleges that Google fails to fully disclose its practices to Gmail users. Michaels, et al. v. Google Inc., No. 11-CV-107 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 8, 2011).