01 Dec Class Action Filed Against Google in UK for Unlawful Data Collection
A class action suit accusing Google of breaching UK data protection laws and violation of trust was recently filed by a group called “Google You Owe Us”. The suit seeks to get compensation for around 5.4 million people in Britain whose iPhones default privacy settings had allegedly been bypassed by Google between June 2011 to February 2012.
Led by former executive director of consumer body Which?, Richard Lloyd, the group says that the case is the first of its kind in the UK against a major tech company. Lloyd describes it as “one of the biggest fights of his life.”
Google responded by saying that the case had no merit and the company will continue to challenge it in court.
Source: The Guardian