Google users sue company over ‘deceptive’ privacy changes
The suit, which seeks class-action status, alleges that the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant deceived its users on what was going on when it combined privacy policies for about 60 products into one.
Android, Google’s popular smartphone and tablet operating system, is made available to gadget makers at no cost but requires a Google account to use many of the features found in the software.
The suit says Google’s alleged deception took place because the privacy “change violates Google’s prior privacy policies.”
The complaint seeks financial damages and accuses Google of violating the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, the Federal Wiretap Act and the Stored Electronic Communications Act.