Rocky Mountain Bank sent your banking details to random Gmail account, got judge to shut it down

When Rocky Mountain Bank mistakenly sent banking info to the wrong email address, it demanded that Google tell them who owned this email address. Google: "No." How did Federal Judge James Ware respond? He ordered gmail to close the innocent gmail user's account. [TechDirt]

Deleting an account to delete a single email sent to it? It's not even the sort of thing one can map to useless "best justice money can buy" assumptions about the U.S. legal system. It's just plain stupid, a line of drool linking this clueless bench jockey's bottom lip to 1972's best guess about who should prevail when the interests of businesses conflict with those of the general public. This particular Judge, as you might imagine, has an interesting history.

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