Google sued on behalf of 5.4m Britons

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4m UK users by bypassing privacy settings on their iPhones. The group taking action – Google You Owe Us – is led by ex-Which? director Richard Lloyd, who estimates affected users could be paid “a couple of hundred pounds each”. The complaint is that for several months in 2011 and 2012 Google placed ad-tracking cookies on the devices of Safari users.

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Posted 30/11/2017