By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times
Internet giant Google is asking a judge to block a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to publicly disclose documents he got from the company during his investigation of how it uses private information.
Attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou contends there’s no basis for Brnovich’s complaint in the first place, arguing that anything the company is accused of doing does not run afoul of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. That is the law that the attorney general is using to claim Google is defrauding Arizona consumers by collecting private information and then storing and sharing it with others. But Cabou says there can be no fraud because Google was not selling anything to Arizona consumers.