Mid last year, three people in California, United States, filed lawsuit class action to Google. They accuse Google’s browser of secretly tracking user activity browser Chrome though in vogue Incognito pseudonym.
Although Chrome itself does not collect data, plaintiffs accuse Google of doing so tracking through various tool embedded in internet sites.
In the latest development, after trying to be canceled by Google, the lawsuit was passed by US District Judge Lucy Koh in the court of San Jose, California.
“The court ruled that Google did not notify users that Google carried out data collection as alleged when the user was in the mode browsing private, “Koh wrote in his ruling statement.
Thus, Google also has to face a lawsuit demanding compensation of at least 5 billion US dollars or around Rp 72 trillion.
Google itself has denied the allegations of tacit data collection. In its documents to court, Google said that “Incognito” does not mean “invisible”.
“User activity (in Incognito mode) can still be seen by website which they visit, and by advertising services or analytics third parties used by website “wrote Google.
As assembled KompasTekno from Bloomberg, Tuesday (16/3/2021), Google spokesman Jose Castaneda said regarding data collection by website This is actually clearly notified to the user every time it opens tab mode Incognito.
Chrome does display a notification on every new Incognito tab that is opened. Its contents include notifying that, even though it is not stored locally, user activity can still be tracked by website or internet service provider.
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Notification tab This incognito is shown in the Chrome version for all platform, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux.
“Incognito mode in Chrome gives you the option to surf the internet without being recorded by the browser or device,” said Castaneda.