FILE PHOTO: Google Chrome logo is seen near cyber code and words “spy” in this illustration picture taken June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday.
The data privacy lawsuit is the second filed in as many months against Google by the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner on behalf a handful of individual consumers. The firm’s clients also have included Google competitors such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Oracle Corp (ORCL.N).
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the filing.
The new complaint in a U.S. district court in San Jose accuses Google of violating federal wiretap law and California privacy law