Five billion dollars demanded from Google for incognito data collection

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(ORDO NEWS) — A lawsuit has been filed against Google Corporation with a request to pay at least five billion dollars for the company violating the privacy of millions of users by collecting their personal data through browsers in incognito mode, reports Reuters.

The appeal was filed in court in the US city of San Jose, California. In it, the plaintiff accused Alphabet, the parent company of Google, of the fact that the tech giant secretly collected information about the sites visited by users and the content viewed in incognito mode.

According to the lawsuit, Google through the obtained data found out about the friends of users, their hobbies, favorite food, shopping preferences and “the most personal and potentially embarrassing things.”

The complaint says that Google collected information through its own products – Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plugins. These include smartphone apps, whether the user clicked on Google ads.

In November 2019, the Google project was announced, for which secretly from users collected data from millions of patients of medical institutions. It was argued that the initiative aims to introduce Google into the healthcare industry.


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