October 11, 2018- Kohn, Swift & Graf is currently investigating the Google+ data breach that occurred after a software bug in the Google+ social network exposed user information.
Google+ Breach may have Exposed your Private Information
In March, Google discovered that a bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data not just of users who had granted permission, but of their friends. Up to 438 different third-party applications may have had access to private information due to the bug.
It is being alleged that Google did not disclose the fact that it had left the data of 500,000 Google+ users exposed due to a glitch. Google says they cannot confirm which users were impacted by this bug, but they plan to shut down consumer access to Google+ and improve privacy protections for third-party applications.
It is further being alleged that not only did Google keep quiet about this matter, but they decided not to inform users that their personal information was compromised. However, because the issue was discovered and resolved before March 2018, Google will not be liable for the fines under the EU update to data protection regulation (GDPR) of up to 4% of turnover.
Now, KS&G is determined to seek justice for those who were affected by the Google+ Data Breach. If you or someone you know has been affected by this matter, please contact us. All consultations are free of charge. You may be eligible to be included in a Class Action lawsuit.
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