November 30, 2021

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The UK is blocking $ 4.3 billion in class action against Google

The UK is blocking $ 4.3 billion in class action against Google

The historic lawsuit, led by Richard Lloyd, a consumer rights activist and former director of any magazine, sought to extend the UK class action regime to include claims of alleged misuse of data, even if there was no loss or apparent financial risk.

By writing, with Reuters – From London

The UK Supreme Court has stayed a planned வகுப்பு 3.2 billion ($ 4.3 billion) British class action lawsuit against Google for allegedly illegally tracking the personal information of millions of iPhone users.

UK Supreme Court upholds வகுப்பு 3.2 billion planned British class action

Top UK judges on Wednesday unanimously approved Google’s appeal against the country’s first data privacy lawsuit.

The historic lawsuit, led by Richard Lloyd, a consumer rights activist and former director of any magazine, sought to extend the UK class action regime to include claims of alleged misuse of data, even if there was no loss or apparent financial risk.

Lloyd said Google secretly acquired more than 5 million personal data from Apple smartphone users between 2011 and 2012, using it for business purposes, with the exception of the default privacy settings in Safari browsers to track web browsing histories.

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“We are very disappointed that the Supreme Court has not done enough to protect the public from Google and other big tech companies violating the law,” he said.

His lawyer, James Olden of the Milberg Law Firm, said, “Corporate greed is more important than our right to privacy.”

Google said it has been focusing for many years on products and infrastructure that respect and protect people’s privacy, and that complaints about events that took place ten years ago were handled at that time.

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“The Supreme Court has recognized the‘ loss of control ’over an individual’s personal data, which is not sufficient to support class action for damages,” said Kate Scott, partner at law firm Clifford Sans.