Google is being sued with an allegation of collecting personal data of its users

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Nov 2017

News of big companies sharing and misusing their customers data or selling it to others is not new to people but when big names are involved, it always creates a strong worry in minds of people about their onlineĀ  security.

Recently, Google is being sued with an allegation of collecting personal data of its users.

The lawsuit emphasises the allegation stating that Google has illegally gathered personal information from around 5.4 million british users by breaching the privacy settings on their Apple phones.

To protest against the breach of privacy allegedly done by a big company like Google, Ex-Which director Richard Lloyd has started the group "Google You Owe Us" which is demanding fine amount for the law broken by the company.

The complaint says that for many months throughout the years of 2011 and 2012, Google put ad-tracking cookies on the devices of Safari users.

Explaining the gravity of the issue Lloyd said he is witnessing such a huge breach of privay law for the first time in his career so far.

Google on the other hand denying this allegation saying this is not new to them and they now the truth.

This case is being backed by law firm Mishcon de Reya, which is known for large-scale litigation.

The case is likely to be heard in the High court in spring 2018.