Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Allegedly Stockpiling Users' Personal Info

02 Diciembre, 2017, 00:03 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Google could end up owing iPhone users in the UK £200 each

Summary: A class action lawsuit for United Kingdom iPhone users was filed against Google for unlawful data collection. The complaint argues that for several months in 2011 and 2012, Google used ad-tracking cookies on the devices of Safari users, which is set by default to block such cookies.

The lawsuit, filed in London's High Court, alleges that Google unlawfully monitored users' browsing habits by secretly placing tracking cookies on Apple Inc.'s Safari browser between June 2011 and February 2012. According to the initiator of the claim of Richard Lloyd, because of the actions Google has suffered more than 5.4 million people.

A veteran consumer advocate has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Google in the United Kingdom, over the company's circumvention of privacy protections in Apple's Safari browser years ago. "This is ... the first case of its kind in the United Kingdom against a major tech company for misusing our valuable personal data".

"In all my years speaking up for consumers, I've rarely seen such a massive abuse of trust where so many people have no way to seek redress on their own", said Lloyd. The case being brought against Google by this campaign is what is known as a representative action, similar to a class action; where a group of people all affected by the same thing are represented by a single person's claim.

More news: Ashes: Ben Stokes in line to make shock return to England squad
More news: Gabriel Soto confirma que está separado de Geraldine Bazán
More news: Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day foot traffic falls slightly: ShopperTrak

Google, nor Google You Owe Us, responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for further details by time of publication. The company was fined $22.5 million back in the same year by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States for violating user privacy. "We don't believe it has any merit and we will contest it", a Google spokesperson said.

"From a procedural perspective, representative action is a long standing part of English civil procedure, but this is the first time a representative action has been used in a modern context against a tech giant due to a data breach".

Peter Vicary-Smith, chief executive of consumer rights group Which?, welcomed the campaign, saying that people had to put their trust in big corps because of the increasingly large role they play in everyone's day-to-day lives.



Urban Meyer won't commit to QB starter for Big Ten title game
Saturday's Big Ten Championship game is Ohio State's final opportunity to state their case for the College Football Playoff. Meyer called Barrett's progress during a week of treatment as "very positive". "He's been cleared to play", Meyer said.

Strictly Come Dancing musicals week: quarter final dances and songs revealed
We're literally like best friends, we spend so much time together. "You wouldn't fib to us, would you?" needled Phil. But Mollie remained tight-lipped, saying she "loves" spending time together but they're not a couple.

Prince William Delivers George's Handwritten Christmas List to Santa
The youngster appears to have also circled an option stressing he's been on his best behaviour for the previous year . After trying really hard to be a good boy all year, Prince George has very politely asked Santa for a police vehicle .

Rudolph wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is taking home some hardware after a remarkable regular-season for the Cowboys. On the field, Rudolph is the winningest quarterback in OSU history and owns at least 50 school records.

Dive Into The World Of 'Star Wars' at Nissan Dealerships
Star Wars: The Last Jedi , directed by Rian Johnson , opens in theaters on 15 December (17). Because the thing I thought was so wonderful , was people really wanted it.

Aprueban recurso que posibilitaría reelección de Evo en 2019 — Bolivia
Morales pisotea de esta manera la Constitución que él mismo hizo aprobar en 2009 y que impide más de dos mandatos seguidos. Ahora, si gana las elecciones de 2019, seguirá hasta 2025.

Paolo Guerrero recibió romántica despedida de Thaísa Leal
Por otro lado, la Selección Peruana alcanzará notoriedad en portadas a nivel internacional. El artillero de Flamengo fue suspendido de manera provisional a inicios de noviembre.

Helicóptero del ejército mexicano se desplomó al fumigar amapolas
Personal de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública de Guerrero y de la Sedena apoyan en las labores de rescate. Más tarde, se corroboró que el percance ocurrió a las 10:40 horas de este martes.

Bus driver, nurse, popular jobs for new North Korean defectors — Seoul
Another 59 defectors in the survey chose forklift operator training, and 37 people opted for a nurse-training program. Miyagi is a mainstay in many emergency management videos, including the latest one about the nuclear siren. ".

Una mujer le cortó el pene a su amante mientras dormía
Según los testigos, estaba en plena crisis nerviosa. "Fueron hechos y elementos que están en la escena del crimen", agregó. Ella le permitió el ingreso al departamento, es una persona que integra una banda de rock, es allegado a su hermano.