Google could be forced to pay £2.7bn in compensation after it was accused of selling the data of more than five million iPhone users without their consent. A class action has been launched against the search engine giant over claims it harvested the browsing histories of users of Apple’s device by using an algorithm bypassing the default privacy settings on the iPhone. This released data from default browser, Safari and is known as the ‘Safari Workaround’. The campaign spearheading the case, titled Google You Owe Us, is aiming for some the 5.4 million affected users to get payouts of hundreds of pounds.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes