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A class action authorized against Google in Quebec

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The non-profit association Option consommateurs criticizes Google for collecting data from Internet users who use or visit its web services, without having obtained sufficient consent beforehand.

We also criticize the multinational for not respecting the “Do Not Track” signal of web browsers and for suggesting that the browser’s incognito mode allows you to browse the web confidentially.can we read in the press release.

Google’s business model is based on the continuous collection of personal information from Internet users in almost every corner of the web. »

A quote from Alexandre Plourde, lawyer and analyst at Option consommateurs

% of the websites they visit”,”text”:”Google is able to track the activities of Internet users, often without their knowledge, on nearly 90% of the websites they visit”}}”>Google is able to track the activities of Internet users, often without their knowledge, on nearly 90% of the websites they visitadded the lawyer in a press release.

A majority of Internet users targeted

The persons who are members of this action are those who have used since June 22, 2017 the Google search engine, the Google Maps tools, Analytics, Ad Manager or other services offered by the web giant which do not require the creation of an account. Even Internet users who have already pressed the login button Register with Google (Sign in with Google) are automatically members of the class action.

Option consommateurs demands that the company reimburse the value of the personal data collected, in addition to demanding the payment of $50 million in punitive damages.

To register for the class action, go to the Belleau Lapointe website (New window)which represents the folder.

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