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Mass claim against virus scanner Avast that spied on millions of users

CUIC Foundation is a new independent non-profit organisation. CUIC stands for Consumers United in Court. The organisation stands up for consumer privacy protection. The first case CUIC will pursue is against the company Avast.

Tech company Avast promised security but tracked the browsing behaviour of five million Dutch people on computer, tablet or phone without permission. Then Avast sold that data on to other companies through a subsidiary for millions of euros. Consumers United in Court (CUIC) Foundation is starting a lawsuit against these virus filters from Avast, recently owned by Gen Digital (formerly Norton). The millions of Dutch users are urged to sign up to claim damages via The Dutch Privacy First and the European None of Your Business (Noyb - founded by Max Schrems) are the founders of the CUIC Foundation, which will bring strategic class actions against organisations that violate consumers' privacy. In this way, CUIC aims to protect the fundamental right to privacy and raise awareness among 'data grabbers'.

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