Google Must Face Safari Tracking Suit In UK

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 1:08 PM EST) -- A British judge on Thursday said Google Inc. must face privacy claims brought by U.K. residents who have accused the company of unlawfully monitoring their browsing history by secretly placing tracking cookies on Apple Inc.'s Safari browser, ruling the court has jurisdiction over the case.

The lawsuit, filed in January 2013, followed a record $22.5 million fine levied by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in August 2012 that resolved similar allegations that Google violated a promise to not place tracking cookies on Apple Inc.'s Safari browsers....
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