US-based Google claims immunity from UK privacy laws

London, Aug. 20 (ANI): Search giant Google has reportedly claimed that it is immune to British laws and its privacy case that alleges the site to be illegally tracking internet users, should be tried outside the UK.

UK users of Apple's Safari web browser have claimed that Google bypassed a privacy setting without telling them while Google's lawyers have filed papers with the High Court which said that any information gleaned from its search engine was not 'private or confidential', BBC reports.

The search giant has already been slammed for failing to pay tax in the UK where it is believed to draw huge revenue and the latest case only suggests that the site is making up rules to suit itself.

Google has suggested that the case should be heard in California, where the company's services are based.

Claimants lawyer Dan Tench said that the company has a substantial presence in the UK and earns substantial revenues here adding that it has tried to use this tactic in other cases against it.

He further said that it is surprising to find Google trying to content that there is no expectation of privacy in one's history of internet usage. (ANI)


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