There is more fallout from the latest Google privacy violation that got everybody talking. Now, an Illinois man is determined to get back at Google for allegedly exposing his personal data and spying on him. Matthew Soble has filed a lawsuit against Google less than 24 hours ago in a federal court in Delaware.
Attorneys representing Mr. Soble are arguing that Google willfully and knowingly violated federal wiretapping laws and other statutes. Attorneys for the man are not just stopping there, they are seeking a class-action status for their lawsuit so that all individuals “whose default privacy settings on the web browser software produced by Apple, known as Safari, [and] knowingly circumvented by Google” can also seek justice. Since Apple’s web browser is used by most people who use mobile devices, this class-action lawsuit can result in millions of people going after Google.
When asked by the media to respond to the lawsuit, Google declined to make a comment.
The case is Matthew Soble v. Google Inc. (GOOG), U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington).
This should be interesting. Keep an eye on this one! Big Google you allegedly spied on the wrong man.
For more information on this lawsuit, you can read Bloomberg’s article by clicking here
CBS News video explaining what happened: google-under-fire-over-secretly-tracking-users