Google Illegally Shares Android Users' Personal Info: Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Two Alabama residents launched a class action Friday accusing Google Inc. of unlawfully accessing personal information from Android cellphones and sharing it with application developers and advertisers without users' permission, amounting to a breach of contract.

Although Google guarantees the privacy and security of users' data, the technology giant allowed application developers to access the unique device identifiers of users who purchased applications from the Android Market in order to track these users for marketing purposes, plaintiffs Joan Smith and Bryan Hicks allege.

"Google's inaction in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smith et al v. Google Inc

Case Number



Alabama Northern

Nature of Suit

190(Contract: Other)


Judge R David Proctor

Date Filed

August 5, 2011

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