Posts Tagged ‘misuse of private information’

Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall

March 30th, 2015

The ‘Safari workaround’ has cost Google millions. In 2012, it paid a civil penalty of US$22.5 million to settle charges brought by the US FTC that Google misrepresented to users of the Safari browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted advertisements to those users. In 2013 it paid US$17 million to settle US state consumer-based actions brought by State AGs.