Consumers Launch Landmark Legal Case Against Google Snooping

A group of internet users has launched a landmark privacy case against Google for undermining the security settings on Apple's Safari browser to track online usage covertly.

In the first case of its kind in the UK, a number of people with concerns about Google's behaviour have decided to take action and are forming a campaigning group called Safari Users Against Google's Secret Tracking.

They have instructed the law firm, Olswang, to coordinate the claims and are marking Data Privacy Day tomorrow (Jan 28) by launching a Facebook page to provide information to the many other people who might also have been affected.

The claims centre around tracking cookies, which had been secretly installed by Google on the computers and mobile devices of people using Apple's Safari internet browser... Go to Reuters to read the entire article