With the arrival of privacy labels on the App Store, the amount of data that apps collect from us has been revealed. And in this comparison, Google wasn’t exactly well stopped. The amount of data shows that Google spies on iPhone users in many ways, and a recent lawsuit demands that the Mountain View company face charges as part of that accusation.
Recently Britain’s highest court accused Google of spying on iPhone users, secretly tracking internet activity. Demand hopes to obtain $ 4.16 billion in compensation company, following a multi-year petition that was initially dismissed by the courts in 2018.
Google faces new accusation of user spying
The tech giant’s remote appearance in the UK’s Supreme Court follows years of disputes with Richard Lloyd, the former head of consumer group Which ?, who has filed a lawsuit on behalf of more than 4.4 million people have reportedly been inappropriately followed in England and Wales
Lloyd claims that Google “illegally abused the data of millions of iPhone users” by employing the “Safari workaround” between August 2011 and February 2012, with which Google used cookies to track browser activity. Users without their permission, as required by UK data protection laws.
The indictment claims that the “browser-generated information” collected by Google was used to classify users based on characteristics such as race, social class, political affiliation and sexual orientation. For its part, Google insists data is not shared with third parties