Google accused of sharing user data with app developers

Google accused of sharing user data with app devel

Class-action suit alleges data misuse

Several Android users filed a class-action lawsuit last week claiming that Google accessed their personal information without consent and disclosed this data to Android application developers who, in turn, shared the data with ad networks and Web analytics vendors.

The suit alleges the plaintiffs were victims of privacy violations and unfair business practices that affected their financial interests in addition to their privacy and security rights.

“The suit is in uncharted territory,” said Michael B. Hazzard, a partner at law firm Arent Fox LLP, Washington.

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