The consumer group “Google You Owe Us” has started a lawsuit against the tech giant Google, claiming the tech giant Google has illegally gathered personal information from more than five million Apple iPhone users simply to target them with more relevant ads.
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A British collective has recently, announced that it is preparing a lawsuit against the tech giant Google, as it understands that the tech giant Google has illegally collected personal data from approximately 5.4 million iPhone users in the UK. The organization called the tech giant Google “Google, You Owe Us”, wants the American company to compensate all those affected.
The alleged illegal activity was done by ignoring the default privacy settings on the British iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012, according to a statement released on Thursday by the group. The algorithms of the tech giant Google allowed the company to “cheat” the tech giant Apple’s smartphones, of course, I am talking about the iPhones, so that these will release personal data from the Safari browser, explained the platform.
With this lawsuit, “Google You Owe Us” they want a total of approximately 5.4 million people in the United Kingdom to be compensated by the US company, the tech giant Google, which has been accused of an alleged violation of the British law on data protection by the collective.
The platform is headed by Richard Lloyd, former executive director of the British consumer association, who has ensured that the actions of the US company were “simply against the law” and have affected “millions” of people.
With this action, this platform aims to send a “strong message” to the tech giant Google and other “technological giants in Silicon Valley” that society “is not afraid” to defend itself if its laws “break”. Lloyd has said he intends to “extend the world” this claim, since the tech giant Google owes “justice, trust and money” to those affected.
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