Thursday, 31 January 2013

Got an iPhone - been on Google?

In a landmark legal action, a group of Apple customers in the UK are suing Google for deliberately snooping on them, after Google despite setting their iPhone security to say they did not want to be tracked.

You can find out more and join the legal action Here

The much publicised Safari tracking episode resulted in a $22.5 million dollar fine from the FTC in America, however no penalty has been handed out by the UK’s Information Commissioner. (In February 2012, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office announced they were investigating whether or not Google had broken UK law - specifically the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations but to date have failed to take any enforcement action against Google.) When consumers see their private data being harvested on an industrial scale, with little reaction from the UK regulators, it is little wonder that they react by taking legal proceedings into their own hands.


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