Google faces a big lawsuit after allegedly continuing to track users of mobile apps, even after they opted out of sharing their data.
The online giant is accused of monitoring the use of mobile apps by thousands of customers, although it has promised that thanks to the opt-out option, they will not be able to track them.
The lawsuit filed by Boies Schiller Flexner law firm is now seeking class action status, which means that Google could soon be able to make a large payment to those affected.
Google privacy lawsuit
The affected users had deactivated the “Web and app activity”
Google Firebase is a suite of software tools that often run under the surface of popular apps. Services can send push notifications and ads to users, and store user data and app information.
However, the lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states that Google also uses this data to track bugs and bugs in certain apps, to make improvements, and to use usage data to serve personalized ads.
Google is accused of violating the California Data Protection Act and federal government wiretapping law in its practices.
“In other words, Google is aggressively tracking what consumers browse, see, create, and share online when they use the apps installed on their mobile devices.”
Google has not commented on the case yet, but the news comes weeks after Boies Schiller Flexner has filed a separate case alleging that users of the Google Chrome browser have violated their privacy. The company is accused of tracking millions of Chrome users even when they are in incognito mode, and could receive a $ 5 billion payout if found guilty.
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