Google is facing a $5B lawsuit over data tracking in Chrome’s incognito mode

A federal judge in California told Google on Friday that the company should face a lawsuit to monitor users’ activities in Chrome’s incognito mode.

According to a report by Bloomberg, The elder Ji appealed to the court to exclude the case, but the judge refused the request. Reuters It noted that the suit wants at least $ 5 billion in damages from the search giant – about $ 5,000 per user.

Last June, three users filed A-class lawsuit Allegations against the company that its Chrome browser collects data even using private (incognito) mode.

He said that when you stop tracking data in the browser, other Google tools used by websites send your personal information to the company. The petitioners also alleged that firm A. “Comprehensive Data Tracking Business.”

A Google spokesperson said in a statement that the company has made it clear that while browsing in incognito mode Chrome will not save your activity, the websites you are visiting may collect some of your information:

We strongly oppose these claims and we will vigorously defend them. Incognito mode in Chrome gives you the option to browse the Internet without saving your activity on your browser or device. As we do every time you open a new incognito tab, websites may be able to explicitly collect information about your browsing activity during your session.

This development comes while Google is in the process Scrapping Third-Party Cookies By 2022 on Chrome to reduce user data tracking.