Google Makes Bid to Block Lawsuit Over Android User Tracking

Aug. 9, 2021, 5:46 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is looking to force claims that it misled consumers about tracking their app activity on mobile phones using its Android operating system into arbitration.

The Google Pixel phone user who filed the lawsuit on behalf of other consumers owned devices that are subject to an agreement to arbitrate claims, the company said in an Aug. 6 filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The arbitration agreement covers the phone user’s claims and prevents class actions, the company said.

The suit claims Google unlawfully collected data about usage of non-Google apps on Android ...

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