March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. customers sued the company over claims they were deceived by its new privacy rules merging separate policies for about 60 services into one.
“This change violates Google’s prior privacy policies, which deceived and misled consumers by stating that Google would not utilize information provided by a consumer in connection with his or her use of one service, with any other service, for any reason, without the user’s consent,” the three plaintiffs, represented by law firm of Grant & Eisenhofer PA, said in the filing.
The lawsuit seeks money damages for the alleged deception, as well as for alleged violation of the Computer Fraud Abuse Act and Stored Electronic Communications Act.
Gaither, the spokesman for Mountain View, California-based Google, declined to comment, saying the company hadn’t been served with the lawsuit.
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