by Mike Masnick
Mon, Sep 28th 2009 4:02pm
Last week, we noted that a court had ordered Google to shut down a Gmail account of a user who had accidentally been emailed confidential information by Rocky Mountain Bank. The two companies have now both asked the judge to reinstate the Gmail account, saying that the original request is now "moot." The article notes that the judge has adjourned the case until next week, so the account will remain deactivated until then. Still, it's not at all clear why the issue is now "moot." Did Google delete the email in question? Was it determined that the account itself was dormant? It would seem like these details are relevant, and not anything that would need to be hidden.
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