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Supreme Court blocks mass iPhone claim against Google

BBC News

By Jane Wakefield
Technology reporter

November 10, 2021

The UK’s Supreme Court has rejected a claim that sought billions of pounds in damages from Google over alleged illegal tracking of millions of iPhones.

The judge said the claimant had failed to prove damage had been caused to individuals by the data collection.

But he did not rule out the possibility of future mass-action lawsuits if damages could be calculated.

The case will have implications for similar mass-action lawsuits.