Google faces privacy case affecting 4 million iPhone users

  • A UK lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection claims was given the go-ahead by London appeals judges who overturned an earlier ruling that had thrown out the case.
  • Led by consumer advocate Richard Lloyd, the group was given permission to hear the case as a “representative action” that is akin to a US class action, after arguing that all the customers share mutual interests.
  • The judge said that by tracking and collecting data from users’ browsing history, Google took something of value from them.

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