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Google loses UK bid to block Safari cookie privacy case

Loek Essers | Jan. 17, 2014
Google lost a bid to block a privacy lawsuit in the U.K. over alleged unauthorized placement of cookies on devices running Apple's Safari browser when the U.K. High Court ruled on Thursday that the case falls within the scope of the country's jurisdiction.

In November though, Google settled a case for US$17 million that was brought by U.S. state attorneys who accused the company of circumventing cookie-blocking defaults in the Safari browser. In August 2012, Google also paid a $22.5 million civil penalty to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for Safari tracking violations.


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