Google's $5 billion Incognito mode tracking lawsuit moves closer to trial

08/08/2023 | The Verge

Google's request for summary judgment in a privacy lawsuit was denied by the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit was filed by users who allege that Google's cookies, analytics, and tools continued to track their internet browsing activity even after they activated Incognito mode or similar features. The judge, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, cited statements in Google's privacy notice, Privacy Policy, Incognito Splash Screen, and Search & Browse Privately Help page, suggesting that there may be an enforceable promise that Google would not collect users' data while they browsed privately.

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