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The Guardian: Google sued for ‘clandestine tracking’ of 4.4m UK iPhone users’ browsing data


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Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian, 21 May 2018

Google is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine tracking and collation” of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK.

The collective action is being led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd over claims Google bypassed the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones between August 2011 and February 2012 in order to divide people into categories for advertisers.

Speaking ahead of the hearing, Lloyd said: “I believe that what Google did was quite simply against the law. Their actions have affected millions in England and Wales and we’ll be asking the judge to ensure they are held to account in our courts.”

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