A lawsuit filed against Google on Tuesday accuses her company that it monitors the activity of its users, without them knowing it, even when they use the private browsing function.
The complaint claims that Google is monitoring them data user browsing and other information through it Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and add-ons, such as applications Google on mobile devices and Sign-In for websites, regardless of the browser they choose.
When a user visits one website or opens an application that uses Google's services, personal information such as IP address, what it sees, browsing history and user hardware details are sent to server of the company in California.
The plaintiffs added that this is almost always done without his consent user, as Google does not require websites to disclose in advance that it is collecting user information.
The plaintiffs are seeking $ 5.000 in damages per user for the alleged intrusion into their privacy, which is expected to cost the company dearly, as millions of people are affected.
Arizona's attorney general filed a similar complaint against Google last week, alleging that the company monitors users without knowing it based on various location data sources. This particular lawsuit accuses the company of designing the operating system Android in such a way that even when consumers turn off location services, their data such as map, weather and search data is still being collected.
Google is also facing litigation Australia and the United Kingdom, for allegedly conducting misleading surveillance practices. The company spent $ 170 million last September to settle a case with the Federal Trade Commission. USA and the Attorney General of New York who accused her of illegally collecting children's personal information through YouTube.