September 13, 2021
$5 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Google Tracks People while using Incognito Mode

$5 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Google of Tracking People while They’re Using Chrome’s Incognito Mode

A recently filed class-action lawsuit claims Google tracked Chrome users while they browsed the web in Incognito Mode, collecting data without consent…

Alphabet, parent company of Google, has been named as a defendant in a new civil suit that alleges the search engine collected users’ data when using the Chrome browser’s Incognito Mode. The $5 billion class-action lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California.

$5 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Google Tracks People while using Incognito Mode

The plaintiffs are seeking at least $5,000 per person, with potentially million of consumers eventually being part of the civil action. Said complaint argues that various Google services continue to gather users’ data, even when the company should not, whether on a desktop machine or mobile device.

When users enter Chrome’s Incognito Mode, they are greeted with the following disclaimer, which states the private browser session won’t save search history, cookies, site data, or information entered into forms. But, does warn activity might remain visible to websites visited, employers or schools, and ISPs or Internet Service Providers.

Google spokesman, Jose Castaneda explained the Mountain View, California-based company will in-fact defend itself vigorously against the claims telling Reuters:

“As we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity.”

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