Google to be tried in the UK: High Court upholds British claimants’ ‘secret tracking’ case

The High Court has ruled that a group of British users suing Google for breaking privacy laws can do so in the UK.The search giant had asked in December that the trial be heard in the US, but the High Court has ruled this Thursday that the claimants have “clearly established” that the UK courts are the “appropriate jurisdiction” for the claims.
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/google-to-be-tried-in-the-uk-high-court-upholds-british-claimants-secret-tracking-case-9064826.htmlAlso see:Google must face UK courts over claims of privacy breach of iPhone users
Google has lost its high court bid to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet users.The case will now go ahead in the UK, where a group of more than 100 people are suing Google, alleging that it misused private information, breached confidence and breached the 1998 Data Protection Act.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/16/google-uk-courts-privacy-breach-iphone-safari

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