Google customers sue firm over new ‘deceptive’ privacy rules
Washington: Three Google users have reportedly sued the search giant claiming they were deceived by its new privacy rules that combines user information across a number of company services.
The suit filed in the US District Court in Manhattan, which seeks class-action status, alleged that the Google deceived its users on what was going on when it combined privacy policies for about 60 products into one.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the suit said Google’s alleged deception took place because the privacy “change violates Google''s prior privacy policies.”
The complaint seeks financial damages and accuses Google of violating the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, the Federal Wiretap Act and the Stored Electronic Communications Act, the report said.
Meanwhile, Chris Gaither, a Google spokesman, said the company was declining to comment on the suit because it had not yet been served the complaint.
“We undertook the most extensive notification effort in Google's history, and we're continuing to offer choice and control over how people use our services,” it added.