Google data case to be heard in Supreme Court

A landmark case alleging Google illegally tracked millions of iPhone users is set for the Supreme Court.

The case will not be about the claim itself but whether the complainant Richard Lloyd - the former director of consumer rights group Which? - can bring it on behalf of those affected.

Two days of arguments will be heard, although a judgement is not expected for weeks.

If the case is allowed to go ahead, many others are likely to follow.

Mr Lloyd alleged that between 2011 and 2012 Google cookies collected data on health, race, ethnicity, sexuality and finance through Apple’s Safari web browser, even when users had chosen a “do not track” privacy setting.

The case aimed to get compensation for the 4.4 million affected users…

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