The civil division of the England and Wales Court of Appeal has ruled that three users of the Apple Safari Internet browser may proceed with their claims that Google violated their privacy rights by allegedly tracking and collecting their browser-generated information (BGI).  The court found that Google’s alleged misuse of private information could be classified as a tort and that therefore the plaintiffs’ claims could be pursued in England (rather than the United States).  It also held that BGI falls under the definition of "personal data" in the Data Protection Act 1998, and that the law permits claims for compensation for distress even when there has been no pecuniary loss.