John Doe Sues Google|for Privacy

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – An overseas John Doe, apparently South Korean, sued Google and the Department of Homeland Security to try to block an administrative summons for records of his Google Analytics account.
     Doe 1 says in the federal lawsuit that he is “the target of a campaign by politicians and law enforcement officials in the Republic of Korea to suppress speech — which, under the First Amendment, would be legal in the U.S. — on a website associated with the Google Analytics account identified in the administrative summons.”
     He says the summons, issued in January, requests information about his Google Analytics account that includes “account information, user profile, billing information, addresses and phone numbers, and the dates, times and Internet protocol addresses for logins from January 1, 2015 to present.”
     Defendants in the April 11 complaint are Google and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Doe says DHS refused his request to withdraw the summons without a court order.
     Doe seeks declaratory and injunctive relief. Neither his attorney, Karl Kronenberger, nor Google responded to email requests for comment Wednesday.

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