Use Google Chrome? Don’t Miss This Class Action!
If you use Chrome, the free web browser by Google, then don’t miss this! Because a new class action lawsuit claims that Private Browsing windows aren’t as secure as Google claimed they were. Therefore, they allege, people who use Chrome are entitled of payments up to $5,000!
What’s this settlement about?
Google is accused of using Incognito mode to collect and record data that violates communications laws including Federal Wiretap Act, the New York Times reports.
Google violated federal wiretap laws when it continued to collect information about what users were doing on the internet without their permission even though they were browsing in so-called private browsing mode, according to a potential class-action lawsuit filed against the internet giant on Tuesday.
According to the docket filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the tech giant’s Google Chrome “private browsing mode” feature tracks and records websites despite the promise of being able to “browse the web privately”.
How much will I get back?
According to Forbes, you could get $5,000 back in the Google Chrome Privacy Lawsuit. If successful, the lawsuit is looking for damages of $5,000 (£4,000) for each individual who has used incognito mode since June 1, 2016. Since this is a developing story, please stay tuned for more as it transpires.
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What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia