Did you own an iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012? You could be due up to £750 in compensation
Did you own an iPhone between June 1 2011 and February 15 2012? If so, then you could be eligible for up to £750 in compensation. Up to 4.4 million people could be eligible according to Google You Owe Us, the group that has brought the case before courts in England and Wales.
The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales, has ruled that the group can proceed with proceedings against Google for the misuse of personal data between August 2011 and February 2012. This is the first collective action case in English and Welsh law, which would be best compared with class action cases in the US.
According to Google You Owe Us, if you meet the following criteria, then you could be eligible for a claim:
- Did you have an Apple ID?
- Did you own or were you in lawful possession of an iPhone?
- Did you use the Safari browser to access the internet?
- Did you keep the default security settings in the Safari browser?
- Did you not opt-out of tracking and collation via Google’s “Ads preference Manager”?
- Were you a resident in England and Wales on 31 May 2017?
If you qualify and owned an iPhone between 1 June 2011 and February 15 2012, then you will be automatically considered as part of the mass claim. Google You Owe Us will ask those who are eligible to sign up if the claim is successful. You can inform the group that you would like to be discounted from the claim by filling out a form, which you can view here.
We shall keep you updated with the progress of the case as and when we hear about it.