Class-Action Suit in U.K. Says Google Bypassed Privacy Settings

More than 5 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation from Google if a class action against the Internet giant for allegedly harvesting personal data is successful. A group led by the former executive director of consumer body Which?, Richard Lloyd, and advised by City law firm Mischon de Reya claims Google unlawfully collected personal information by bypassing the default privacy settings on the iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012.