To Google filed a lawsuit because of the surveillance of iPhone users
With respect to Google filed a class action lawsuit in which the search engine is accused of spying on the owners of smartphones Apple. It claims that the Internet company for half a year – from August 2011 to February 2012, spied on 4.4 million Britons, collecting information about the sites they visited.
The suit was filed with the High Court of England and Wales. According to the complainant Richard Lloyd (former director of Which?), Google circumvented the privacy settings of the Safari browser and collected personal information without the knowledge of users. In particular, the search engine divided people into categories (for example, “football lovers”) so advertisers could more accurately “target” ads.
The plaintiff demands from Google 3.2 billion pounds sterling. Given the fine, each victim can be paid about £ 750.
Google denies the transfer of personal data to third parties, writes The Guardian. Moreover, the company insists that Lloyd does not have the right to demand compensation for millions of users on his behalf. “The privacy and security of our users is extremely important for us, this case relates to events that took place more than six years ago,” said Tom Communications, communications director of the British division of Google Tom Price.