Google targeted in U.K. class action lawsuit due to alleged iPhone tracking
Are Google‘s days of following the motto “don’t be evil” really over? Some Apple users in the U.K. seem to think so, starting legal proceedings for a privacy claim against the world’s biggest search company because of the way it allegedly dealt with Apple’s standard security settings in Safari, allowing it to secretly monitor user behavior.
Google has already dealt with–and subsequently suffered from–a group claim over privacy like this one in its homeland of the U.S last year. The company ended up paying a fine of $22.5 million because of privacy issues that occurred between 2011 and 2012. Now, it is facing its first privacy-related battle ever in the U.K. Google may be fined here once again, but it will be interesting to see how this all actually turns out.