Google Faces UK Suit Over Secret Safari Tracking

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 3:46 PM EST) -- A dozen U.K. consumers have launched a landmark privacy case accusing Google Inc. of unlawfully monitoring their browsing history by secretly placing tracking cookies on Apple Inc.'s Safari browser, they announced Sunday, echoing claims resolved by the company in a recent Federal Trade Commission settlement.

Judith Vidal-Hall, the 74-year-old former editor of the magazine Index on Censorship, initiated the proceedings on Jan. 22 by sending a letter before action to Google alleging that the company circumvented the default security settings on the Safari browser by covertly...
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