UK to decide whether Google tacking case can go to trial

The UK’s Supreme Court is to hear evidence alleging that Google bypassed security settings in Safari to gather sensitive information about users to sell to advertisers.

The court is not set to hear the case itself, but rather to determine from the evidence whether the complainant, Richard Lloyd, will be allowed to bring the case to court at all.The dispute primarily concerns a claim that Google had intentionally worked around security settings in Safari in 2012, one that blocked third-party tracking cookies used for advertising, among other potential purposes. The UK’s High Court had initially dismissed the case, as they had determined it would be too difficult to assess how many people had been affected.

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