Google wins £3bn legal fight over iPhone ‘data misuse’

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A £3 billion legal claim against Google over claims it secretly tracked the internet activity of millions of iPhone users has been blocked by the UK’s highest court.

Former Which? director Richard Lloyd wanted to bring a “representative action” against the US-based tech giant on behalf of around 4.4 million people in England and Wales.

Supported by campaign group Google You Owe Us, Mr Lloyd claimed the search engine giant “illegally misused the data of millions of iPhone users” with technology in use on the iPhone Safari browser.

Google’s lawyers argued that a landmark ruling against the tech giant could “open the floodgates” to vast claims brought on behalf of millions of people against companies responsible for handling people’s data.

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