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Google loses bid to dismiss unfair competition claims in Chrome 'Incognito' privacy litigation

By Mike Swift
  • 23 Dec 2021 08:17
  • 23 Dec 2021 08:16
Google has suffered a significant privacy setback in a ruling by a federal judge, who denied the Internet giant’s move to dismiss claims that its collection of personal data from people using “Incognito Mode” on its Chrome browser violated the California’s Unfair Competition and breach of contract laws.
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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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