A British court rejected a mass petition of the owners of iPhone to Google
More than four million iPhone users asked the court below to recover from Google penalty for snooping through your Safari browser. But London’s High court dismissed a class action lawsuit.
The plaintiffs claimed that Google illegally spying and collecting personal data of more than four million iPhone users in the UK in the period from 2011 to 2012, bypassing privacy settings of Apple. Richard Lloyd, who led a group of plaintiffs, numbering 20,000 people, claimed that Google violated UK law on data protection. The statement of the disgruntled users claimed $ 3.6 billion. About 655 dollars per user.
The process began in November 2017. Then Google announced that they do not agree with the charges and will vigorously contest them.
On 8 October the court ruled in favor of the technology giant. In this case the judge justice, Warby acknowledged that Google used “workarounds” to collect information through Safari. But she refused to claim compensation, explaining his decision by the fact that it is impossible to determine how many users have caused damage to the company’s actions.