Google is facing a new lawsuit. Some iPhone users in the United Kingdom may be paid as penalties, according to a lawsuit against Google over data tracking.
The lawsuit was filed after Apple took measures to block third-party cookies in the Safari browser on its devices. The data presented to the court dates back to 2011.
Google can pay iPhone users $1,000
Seeing that its primary revenue stream came from ads, search giant Google found a way to apply cookies without alerting users. According to The Telegraph, Google has announced that it will not be able to do so. Collecting data on race, physical and mental health, political leanings, social class, financial situation, shopping habits, and location, he found a way to evade the measure to block cookies in the Safari browser.
Google says that because the privacy breach does not directly affect users financially; he argues that no financial payments should be made.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that even if the data owner has not suffered any financial losses or hardships; he decided that such violations could be prosecuted. The ruling continued: “As accepted by the Court of Appeal; group members have been affected in different ways by Google’s alleged breach. Although they were affected by the violation in different ways, they claimed the same uniform loss; he concluded that they had the same interests in the claim,” the statement said.
The case, which is said to have affected about 4 million iPhone users, has yet to produce a clear verdict. The matter is still being reviewed in the Supreme Court. If the case goes in the users’ favor, Google is certain to have a large amount of money out of its pocket.