On the evening of October 8, Beijing time, the British High Court Justice Mark Warby rejected a lawsuit against Google on Monday.
In May, a group called Google You Owe Us filed a lawsuit against the British High Court on behalf of more than four million iPhone users, accusing Google of bypassing the iPhone privacy settings to collect user information and provide it to advertisers.
To this end, the plaintiff asked Google to pay 3 billion 200 million pounds (US $4 billion 200 million) compensation to users. Moreover, the plaintiff also asked the judge to classify the case as "representative litigation", which is equivalent to class action. But today, Judge Robert Bush dismissed the lawsuit.
Wobby said Google's actions could be described as "improper and a breach of duty," but Wobby also believes that the members of the organization did not have "the same interests" in proving the damage.
"It's not all behavior that bothers users without their consent," Wobby said. Some people are willing to collect their own information so that advertisers can provide advertisements they are interested in; others are indifferent.
The plaintiff said that the appeal would be appealed to the high court of England. (Li Ming)
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