Between August 2011 and February 2012 Google allegedly took advantage of a flaw in the iPhone’s privacy settings, allowing it to collect the personal data of 4 million iPhone users.
On Monday London’s High Court blocked an attempt to bring legal action against Google for allegedly collecting the data of 4 million iPhone owners without their consent. The legal action was brought forward by the consumers’ campaign group “Google You Owe Us,” reports the Guardian. The group alleged that between August 2011 and February 2012 Google took advantage of a flaw in the iPhone’s privacy settings, which allowed it to collect the sensitive personal data of 4 million iPhone users including information about their race, sexual orientation and interests, information about their physical and mental health, political affiliations, shopping habits, financial situation, and more.
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