Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Google collects 4 million UK Apple mobile phone user data

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According to Bloomberg News, the UK Court of Appeals ruled that litigation against Google’s collection of more than 4 million iPhone user information could continue. The Court of Appeal claimants have also set up a consumer campaign called ‘Google You Owe Us’ alongside the legal action and the leader is Richard Lloyd. According to court documents last year, the plaintiff sought compensation of more than £3.2 billion. The organization is said to represent 4 million affected iPhone users.

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According to the UK Court of Appeal, according to the UK Data Protection Act of 1998, Richard Lloyd can advance the lawsuit against Google. Lloyd alleged that between August 2011 and February 2012, Google secretly tracked the online behavior of UK iPhone users. Google circumvented the privacy settings of mobile phones and collected user browsing habit data from the Safari browser. The information obtained includes gender, political opinions, and financial status.

Lloyd expects that if a lawsuit is won in the UK, Google will have to pay £750 to each Apple iPhone user and Google’s overall loss will be £3.3 billion. However, this number also depends on the final judgment.