A London court rejected a class action lawsuit on behalf of iPhone owners against Google. She was accused of collecting user information for subsequent targeted advertising. Initially, the lawsuit demanded $ 4.3 billion from Google, later the amount was reduced to $ 1.3 billion. The plaintiffs spoke on behalf of 5.4 million people, 20 thousand signed a class action lawsuit.
According to AppleInsider, it was not possible to confirm the information on the real number of collected signatures.
The court decided to close the case of “Google, you owe us”, considering the evidence provided insufficient to find the search corporation guilty. In addition, it is not possible to calculate the actual number of victims.
The case concerns the story of Google, which was able to bypass the security system of Safari, tracking users’ habits with the help of cookies, despite the privacy settings. Previously, in a similar lawsuit in the United States, the company paid $ 39.5 million and promised no longer to circumvent the privacy settings.