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Google: UK Privacy Laws Don't Apply

Being accused of tracking users

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Google believes that U.K. privacy laws do not apply to the company, and so British consumers that want to take the tech giant to court are facing a losing battle, or should book their tickets to the United States.

A landmark group legal action brought forward by British consumers in the campaign group Safari Users Against Google's Secret Tracking accuses the firm of illegally tracking consumers online. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that Google circumvented privacy settings in Safari—Apple's desktop and mobile browser—and installed cookies in spite of strong security settings.