A U.S. district judge sided with Google in a case between the tech company and a customer alleging it had illicitly shared her information with an app developer, MediaPost reports. Illinois resident Alice Svenson bought an app designed to convert SMS messages to emails. Svenson alleged Google shared her personal information with the app’s developer, YCDroid, and in doing so, broke its contract by sharing her information with a third party and lessened the value of her personal data. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said in her ruling Svenson did not adequately show she had suffered any damages. “Consequently, Svenson has failed to show the existence of a triable issue of material fact with respect to her claim of injury in fact based on diminution in value of her personal information," Freeman wrote. Google also successfully argued there was no evidence YCDroid actually viewed Svenson’s data.
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