Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Reports Second Quarter Results
Smart TVs Could Be Hackers' Next Target
Oculus Forms Virtual-reality Film Studio
Dell Launches Malware Protection and Detection Service
Motorola Returns To The Chinese Market with Three New Phones
LG Display Buys Rights To Use New OLED Technology
Turkish Court Orders Facebook to Remove Pages Insulting Mohammad
Malaysia Airlines And Russian Dating Sites Topface Websites Hacked
Active Discussions
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
full screen wide screen
Hi
About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD
Booktype utilities for LiteON and OEM DVD Recorders
downgrade a nero vision 5 project to nero vision 2
what is the minimum burning speed
 Home > News > General Computing > Interne...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Internet Users Bring Google Before English High Court


A fight to ensure Google cannot evade British justice for Safari tracking goes before the English High Court on Monday, when a group of British internet users take action against the internet giant.

In their claim, filed in London, the group of claimants, known as 'Safari Users Against Google's Secret Tracking,' have accused Google of bypassing security settings on the Safari internet browser in order to track their online browsing and to target them with personalised advertisements. But Google has said that the claim should have been brought in the United States, where it is based, and will argue against it being heard in England at a jurisdiction hearing on Monday.

Judith Vidal-Hall, one of the claimants argues that Google should answer to British justice. "Google is very much here in the UK. It has a UK specific site. It has staff here. It sells adverts here. It makes money here. It is ludicrous for it to claim that, despite all of this very commercial activity, it won't answer to our courts. If consumers are based in the UK and English laws are abused, the perpetrator must be held to account here, not in a jurisdiction that might suit them better. Google's preference that British consumers should travel all the way to California to seek redress for its wrongdoings is arrogant, immoral and a disgrace. We will fight this attempt to dismiss the case robustly."

Google was sued for the same privacy breach in the United States in August last year, and had to pay a fine of $22.5 million to the US Federal Trade Commission for violating its order that the company would not misrepresent "the extent to which consumers can exercise control over the collection of their information." Google did not admit to wrongdoing in the FTC case, but said the tracking was accidental. Despite this, the Attorney General of New York announced last month that the company had agreed to pay $17 million to settle charges that it secretly tracked some consumers' activities on the Web, even after promising such tracking had been blocked.

Across Europe, data regulators are considering steps to reign in Google's alleged gathering and use of private data.

The case is listed at Court 14 of the English High Court on Monday, December 16, at 10.30 am.




Previous
Next
Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Budget Smartphone Coming in 2014        All News        IBM: We Are Not Related To PRISM
Intel To Buy Wireless Infrastructure Division of Mindspeed     General Computing News      IBM: We Are Not Related To PRISM

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google to Sell Wireless Services: report
Google Spending On Lobbying Topped 15 Tech And Communications Companies
Google To Bid For The Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program
Google Stops Selling Glass
Apple, Google To End Lawsuit Over Poaching
Google Translate app Updated
Google To Offer Real-time Translation Too
Yahoo Almost Reaches Bing In US Search Share
Google Introduces Cast for Audio
Gmail Blocked in China
Google Unveils Its First Self-Driving Car
Google Concerned About MPAA's Actions To Revive SOPA

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .