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Google Sued by Users of Privacy Issues
Arnel   3/27/2012 1:40:19 AM
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Three people have filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against Google Inc., alleging they were deceived by the new privacy policy and seek to establish a class action against the search giant. The new privacy policy covers about sixty Google services, and went into effect March 1.

"This change violates Google's prior privacy policies, which deceived and mislead consumers by stating that Google would not utilize information provided by a consumer in connection with his or her use of one service, with any other service, for any reason, without the user's consent,"
Bloomberg reported the lawsuit as saying.

According to Google spokesperson Chris Gaither, the revised privacy policy proves a streamlined experience for users. Consumer advocacy groups Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have reportedly said Google's new privacy policy does not give consumers a
choice in keeping their data separate. Bloomberg also reports that the National Association of Attorneys General has issued a letter to Google's CEO criticizing the policy. The letter was signed by thirty-sex attorneys general.

The lawsuit alleges deception and violation of the Computer Fraud Abuse Act and the Stored Communications Act. The plaintiffs seek monetary damages of an unknown amount.

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