Dutch Consumer Groups Take Legal Action Against Google for Alleged Privacy Violations

In a significant development, the Dutch consumers’ association, Consumentenbond, in collaboration with the Privacy Protection Foundation, has initiated legal proceedings against tech giant Google. The joint statement issued on Tuesday outlines serious allegations of extensive privacy violations.

Allegations and Demands

Consumentenbond and the Privacy Protection Foundation are demanding that Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., cease what they term as “its continuous surveillance and dissemination of personal data through online advertising auctions.” Moreover, they are seeking compensation of 750 euros ($804) for every individual who has utilized Google’s services.

Growing Support

Since the announcement of legal action in May 2023, the statement reveals that a substantial number of individuals have rallied behind this cause. As of now, an impressive 82,000 people have joined the claim for damages.

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