Google sued for illegally tracking mobile phone users

  • Google sued for illegally tracking mobile phone users
    Independent.t. E.
    The lawsuit accused Google of illegally tracking users through their search queries and online activity.
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The lawsuit accused Google of illegally tracking users through their search queries and online activity.

Tracking continues even if you disable the ‘story’, according to the investigation of the associated Press and Princeton University last week.

A separate function of web applications continues to store location data of iPhone and Android.

A resident of San Diego Napoleon Patacsil issued a lawsuit in California. He stated that “the main goal of Google, to secretly control [the applicant] and to authorize third parties to do the same thing.”

If the claim is upheld, millions of smartphone users in the US can try to join this case. Patacsil is seeking unspecified damages for alleged violations by Google of privacy laws.

Legal problems is one of the first published in accordance with the Law the privacy of consumers in California who was brought in earlier this year and is considered a private version of the General data protection regulation in Europe (GDPR).

GDPR is an EU regulation which came into force on 25 may, in which the company must have a valid and legitimate purpose for data collection such as location. One of these is that the person gave clear consent to the processing of their personal data for a purpose.

Companies that break these rules could face a fine of €19.5 m, up 4pc of the global turnover, which could potentially add up to €4.22 billion fine for Google parent company alphabet.

Google have yet to encounter a problem, this particular aspect of its location tracking in Europe.

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