Consumer users successfully sue against google provisions

The regional court of berlin declared a total of 25 clauses illegal, as the federation of german consumer organizations (vzbv) announced on tuesday. They had been formulated too vaguely or had inadmissibly restricted the rights of consumers. The ruling is not yet legally binding, google wants to appeal.

13 of the clauses are about data protection. In its data protection declaration, google has reserved the right, among other things, to "possibly" collect device-specific information and location data or "under certain circumstances" to combine personal data from the various google services, explained vzbv head gerd billen. For consumers, it remained unclear exactly what they were supposed to agree to, he criticized.