Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Allegedly Stockpiling Users Personal Info

A U.K.-based advocacy coalition recently filed a class action lawsuit against U.S. tech giant Google for allegedly stockpiling users personal information in an illicit way.

The organization is specifically arguing that Google illegally collected data by circumventing the iPhone's default privacy settings, according to The Guardian.

Known as Google You Owe Us, the group says that around 5.4 million people in Britain could be owed some form of compensation due to the potentially undue data harvesting.The figure is apparently representative of the amount of iPhone users in the country between June 2011 and February 2012.

"I believe that what Google did was simply against the law. Their actions have affected millions, and we'll be asking the courts to remedy this major breach of trust," Richard Lloyd, the leader of the group, told The Guardian. "Through this action, we will send a strong message to Google and other tech giants in Silicon Valley that we?re not afraid to fight back if our laws are broken."

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