Apple users sue Google over privacy breach
Published 28/01/2013 | 05:00
GOOGLE is facing a legal battle from UK internet users complaining that their privacy has been breached by the firm.
A group of 12 people, all of whom use Apple devices, are seeking damages from the internet giant after claiming that their browsing habits were secretly tracked.
It is thought the case, being brought against Google by law firm Olswang on behalf of the internet users, is the first of its kind in the UK.
They say that cookies, small tracking files, were installed by Google on the Apple computers and mobile devices of those using the Safari internet browser without their knowledge.
Cookies are used by advertisers, and owners of other websites, to target advertising based on an individual's internet use.