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Oracle Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Tracking 5 Billion People


Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties said, "Oracle has violated the privacy of billions of people across the globe. This is a Fortune 500 company on a dangerous mission to track where every person in the world goes, and what they do. We a

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A class-action lawsuit against U.S. multinational technology company Oracle claims it tracks and collects personal information on billions of people, generating over $40 billion in annual revenue as a result.

The suit alleges Oracle has breached statutes including the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act by collecting without permission data such as names, home addresses, emails, online and physical purchases, physical movements, income, interests and political views, and online activity.

The suit's class representatives include Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, who said, "This is a Fortune 500 company on a dangerous mission to track where every person in the world goes, and what they do. We are taking this action to stop Oracle's surveillance machine."

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