Google has been brought before US courts for sharing confidential information with third party entities.
Google has been sued through a civil action laid at the beginning of the week in the San José federal court in the United States.
Contained within, the company has been accused of sending requests entered by internet users into their search engine to third party companies like marketing agencies who then use the information.
For the members of the civil action, this practice is a violation of user’s private life, with the company using their dominant position as leader of Internet searching to their advantage, as the company controls 60% of the American search market.
According to their lawyers, even more annoying is the fact that Google promised in their respect for private life charter that they wouldn’t conduct such activities, although it wasn’t written either that how they would tackle those who did.
Google is also looking to claim damages from the plaintiffs, in addition to seeking the end of this practice.