Class-action status in 2020 Google Incognito search lawsuit denied

03/03/2023 | Reuters

A US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge in San Fransico has denied a lawsuit by consumers against Google in a 2020 federal lawsuit appeal for class-action status. The plaintiffs allege that Google continued to collect users' browsing data using “incognito” mode and were seeking $5 billion in damages. If their appeal had been granted class-action status, they would have been able to pursue large-scale claims against Google as a group running into tens of millions instead of needing to file individual lawsuits. A jury trial for the original case is scheduled for November.

Related articles

Read Full Story
Google incognito

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.