In the UK, Safari users can complain against Google

Google has just lost a battle before a UK court. Safari users will be able to file a complaint for breach of privacy.

In February 2012, a researcher had unveiled the practices of Google and other advertising companies to force targeting. They had voluntarily modified the code of their advertisements to override the privacy settings of the Safari browser on iOS and Mac OS X. By default the browser actually rejects all third-party cookies.

Google had to explain himself before justice and this collection which lasted 9 months. The Californian giant was eventually sentenced to pay the sum of $ 17 million. The company also had to face a fine imposed by the Federal Trade Commission and 38 different states.

But users do not want to stop there. According to the BBC, the UK, Google now has just lost another battle before an appeals court. It actually felt that the complainant seronts able to submit their applications. This applies to all Mac users, iPhone and iPad in summer 2011 and spring 2012.

In 2012, several American users had already filed a joint complaint against the giant California has made use of their personal information. In January 2013, Google had wanted to cancel a class action in the United States.

Edited on 03/27/2015 at 4:18 p.m.

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