Google has already been fined more than $40m for monitoring browsing history
The company by-passed privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser in 2011
Google used the data gleaned from iPhones and iPads to sell to advertisers
Some 5.4 million Britons will have had their privacy invaded by the company
Google is being sued on behalf of millions of Britons over privacy breaches after it secretly accessed their browsing patterns on iPhones.
The company has already been fined more than $40 million in the US over the scandal which involved tens of millions of people around the world.
Now, the former director of consumer group Which?, Richard Lloyd, is seeking compensation for up to 5.4m Britons whose privacy was invaded.
Google effectively bypassed the default privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser to access the browsing patterns of people who owned an iPhone or iPad between the summer of 2011 and spring of 2012. Continue reading