UK Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by OllyW, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. OllyW Moderator

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    I bet they are disappointed but I bet there are lots of happy lawyers looking forward to the litigation. :rolleyes:


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32083188
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Glad this has passed. Privacy is of utmost importance as we progress to the Information Age.
     
  3. moonman239, Mar 27, 2015
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    Agreed. It'll be interesting to see how this lawsuit will play out, as it may help discourage other people from using Chrome. Tech companies need to respect whatever privacy settings users have set.

    On that note, it would also be nice if companies like Google spelled out exactly how they plan to use your data to help users make informed decisions about which company to use for email, searching, cloud storage, etc. Also, perhaps privacy policies should be legally considered binding contracts. If the policy says, or if a company lawyer or spokesperson says it says, that a company won't turn over data to law enforcement unless required by law to do so, then it should be illegal for them to turn over that data unless they are required by law to do so.
     

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