Alphabet Inc‘s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has been accused of collecting the users’ information about what they view online & where they browse despite using an ‘incognito mode’. The Internet search giant has faced a $5 billion lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed in the federal court in San Jose, California. The lawsuit claimed that Google gathers users’ data through Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, plugins & various smartphone apps.
The complaint also declared that this action of google invaded the users’ privacy. Google acquires knowledge about users’ hobbies, their shopping habits, and various other things they browsed online.
Google’s shares soared 0.52% at $1442.31 during the last trading session on Tuesday. It has a day low and high range of 1421.61-1443.00, respectively.
GOOGL had a trading volume of 1.17 million as contrasted to the average volume of 2.67 million. GOOGL has 52 weeks low range of 1008.87 and a 52-weeks high range of 1530.74.
It has decreased -5.78% from its 52-weeks low and increased 42.96% from its 52-weeks high. Alphabet Inc has a total market cap of 973.54 billion.
GOOGL defends itself against the claim that it is not true that it invades the users’ privacy. Google’s representative Jose Castaneda has delivered a statement on behalf of the company.
Jose said that we clearly notified users about our privacy that every time user opens new incognito tab websites might be able to gather their personal data.
According to the lawsuit, ‘millions’ of users browse the internet in incognito mode and faced the issue of privacy. The victims demanded the $5,000 of damage per user for the violation of California privacy law.