Google Buzz faces class action lawsuit

Eva Hibnick, a Florida-based Gmail user, has filed a class action suit against Google Buzz, the San

Hibnick is representing Gmail users who felt exploited when the search engine major launched its social networking tool Buzz last week.

The complaint, filed in San Jose federal court by law firms in San Francisco and Washington, DC, accused Google of violating legal communications laws, especially the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This act's provisions also seem to cover clauses such as "Compromising the Confidentiality of a Computer" and "Knowing Transmission and Intentional Damage."

The lawsuit reportedly asked for unspecified compensation and an assurance that Google will not repeat its actions. The lawyers claim to be taking this severe action on behalf of all 31.2 million Gmail users.

Google says it has not seen the lawsuit yet.