Location Tracking Class Action Suit is Filed Against Google

On the heels of the awareness created by a recent California Supreme Court decision, the actions of a German privacy advocate, and a widely tweeted Wall Street Journal article, Google has been sued for its holding of location-based tracking information.   This action differs from an earlier Apple lawsuit in several respects outlined by infosec island.

Given the broad scope of the five claims brought against Google, this suit is definitely worth monitoring.

Update — August 18, 2011

Korea gets into the action with a class action suit from 27,000 South Koreans claiming Apple violated Korean privacy law with the location based tracking feature found on the company’s iPhone smartphone, iPad tablet and iPod Touch.