US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman has ruled the the company must face claims that it violated Californian consumer protection law.
Alice Svenson, the lead plaintiff in the case, claims Google sent unnecessary amount of personal information – including her address and zip code – to the developer of YCDroid, a $1.77 email app.
She says Google stopped giving developers access to customers’ mailing addresses, zip codes, phone numbers and email addresses soon after the lawsuit was first filed in September 2013.
Her lawyers are seeking class-action status for the case, with damages of $1,000 per violation, punitive damages and other remedies.
As you might expect, Google is not commenting on the case. Earlier this year, it made a deal to preinstall Google Wallet on practically all new Android devices in the US.