Google is Facing a $5 Billion Lawsuit Over Data Tracking in Chrome Incognito Mode

Google is Facing a $5 Billion Lawsuit Over Data Tracking in Chrome Incognito Mode


  • In a significant ruling, a judge in the US has directed Google to face a class-action lawsuit seeking USD 5 billion (around Rs 360 crores), that claimed the tech giant is tracking and collecting data even when people use the private 'Incognito' mode on its Chrome browser.
  • District Judge Lucy Koh in the state of California ruled that Google "did not notify users that Google engages in the alleged data collection while the user is in private browsing mode", reports Bloomberg.
  • A Google spokesperson told The Verge on Saturday that the company disputes the lawsuit’s claims.
  • Three users filed a complaint last June alleging Google has a “pervasive data tracking business,” and its tracking persists even if users take steps to protect their private information, such as using incognito mode in Chrome, or private browsing in Safari and other browsers. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion.

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