Google Says UK Law Won't Support Safari-Tracking Claims

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has claimed that U.K. law doesn’t cover British consumers’ allegations that the company unlawfully surveilled their Web activity by placing secret tracking cookies on Apple Inc.’s Safari browser, the law firm leading the landmark privacy case said Sunday.

Google is arguing that it cannot be compelled to answer in U.K. courts to three British citizens claiming the online search giant illegally circumvented default security settings on the Safari browser and covertly installed cookies on computers and mobile devices, according to a statement from Olswang...
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