Legal action against Google over data collection

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, February 20, 2019 13:54:59A New York lawyer is suing Google over the way the internet giant collects user data.

The US Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit on Thursday accusing Google of violating antitrust laws by using its technology platform to track users’ online behavior.

The complaint alleges that Google collects user information without their knowledge, violates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and violates the Fair Information Practices Act.

Google’s response says it has no comment on the lawsuit.

The suit also alleges that the US Justice and FTC are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the US Constitution.

Google and its top executives, including CEO Sundar Pichai, face more than 100 charges.

The company says that the new lawsuit is unrelated to its case against Facebook.

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