Dutch groups sue Google over alleged privacy violations

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch consumers’ association Consumentenbond together with the Privacy Protection Foundation issued legal proceedings against Google on Tuesday for alleged large-scale privacy violations, they said in a statement.

Both groups demanded that Google, part of Alphabet Inc, stops “its constant surveillance and sharing of personal data through online advertising auctions” and that it pays 750 euros ($804) in damages “for every consumer who has used Google”.

The statement said 82,000 people had so far joined the claim for damages since the groups announced the action in May 2023.

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(Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by David Holmes)