Google is encountering additional legal action related to privacy concerns

Google recently resolved a substantial privacy lawsuit, yet the Silicon Valley company is now confronted with additional legal challenges.

The lawsuit pertained to Google’s Chrome browser “incognito mode,” which allows users to search on Google without personal identification. Just a week after settling a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that Google retained user search information despite promises of secrecy in incognito mode, the company is now facing new lawsuits seeking financial compensation.

“There was no monetary exchange as part of the settlement with Google, but it was agreed that plaintiffs who could demonstrate harm from the data breach could then pursue Google for monetary damages,” said Aron Solomon, chief strategy officer at Amplify.

Solomon noted that it might be challenging to compel Google to pay, not only because it didn’t pay to settle the initial lawsuit, but also because users will need to demonstrate that their search data directly led to financial loss.

In response, Google stated, “We are pleased to settle this lawsuit, which we always believed was without merit. The plaintiffs initially sought $5 billion but are receiving nothing. These new complaints are baseless, and we will vigorously defend ourselves.”

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