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Google could face $4.3 billion claim in iPhone privacy case

It claims that Google unlawfully collected people's data by using iPhone's default setting
BY BEx Bureau
BusinessEx
May 22, 2018

In the UK, iPhone users using Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as $4.3 billion, Google said in a court filing.The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, now includes 4.4 million people, according to documents filed with the court at a hearing Monday.

The group has suggestedeach individual could receive 750 pounds if the case is successful, Google said in court documents. They also added that Alphabet Inc. unit unlawfully collected peoples personal information by bypassing Apple Inc.s iPhone default privacy settings.

The company denied the allegations and argued that the dispute doesn't belong in a London court.Privacy has been a hot topic for the manufacturers of the world's most popular devices, from Apple, Samsung Electronics Co., to Google.

The group said that Google used an algorithm that allowed developers to track a user's browsing history and collect personal information.

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