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Google has requested that United States District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose approve the resolution of a lawsuit alleging that it transferred personal information contained in user searches to third parties, such as marketers and data brokers.
The lawsuit claims that Google “consistently and intentionally” designed its searches to gather and send data, among which included names, account numbers, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, medical information and political beliefs, and that the information was sold and resold to “countless other third parties.”
Plaintiff attorney Kassra Nassiri explained to Davila at a hearing Friday that users are worried about their privacy because that data is now put together in such a way that any single Google search “will be associated with them in the future.”