UK court reverses dismissal of lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking iPhone users’ online activity
October 2, 2019 Business, Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance
Jane Croft reports that a class action lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking the data of more than 4 million iPhone users in the UK can proceed.
The Court of Appeal said Richard Lloyd, a former director of the consumer rights group Which?, could press ahead with a lawsuit against Google under the UK 1998 Data Protection Act and serve legal papers on Google in the US.
Mr Lloyd claims that Google secretly tracked the online behaviour of iPhone users in the UK between August 2011 and February 2012, bypassing the privacy settings on the handsets and collecting data from the Safari browser on users’ internet surfing habits as well as their ethnicity, health, sexuality, political views and finances.
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