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Lawsuits filed against Apple and Google on charges of spying on citizens


High-tech giants Apple and Google inonce again accused of unauthorized access to confidential user data. Citizens of Spain and Germany claimed that Apple was conducting unauthorized tracking of iPhone owners, and the Americans sued Google for stealing Android user data.

European iPhone owners united ingroup None of Your Business (NOYB, "Not your business") and filed a lawsuit with the national law enforcement agencies of Spain and Germany in order to protect confidential data. Activists suspect Apple of unauthorized use of the unique IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) tracking number that each iPhone has. The resulting data enables Apple and third parties to track the actions of iPhone users.

Apple's actions directly violate many lawsEuropean Union on the protection of confidential data of citizens. Apple quickly responded to the activists' demands and has already announced that the rules for using IDFA will be changed and access to them by third parties will be closed. However, the company itself will continue to receive information about the user's actions.

Four state residents opposed GoogleIllinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The plaintiffs hope to re-qualify their case into a class action lawsuit. The complaint alleges that Google transfers Android user data without permission, using this covert transmission to promote its advertising business.

Source: forbes

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