"#Google failed to respond to my lawsuit by the deadline so I filed for default judgment this morning #privacy," Hanff said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
A complainant can apply for a default judgement if the defendant, in this case Google, fails to respond to court requests within 14 days. A default judgement would see a small claims court automatically awarding Hanff the claim.
Hanff filed the lawsuit to demonstrate that people unhappy with Google's policy can pursue a small claim. Nokia is providing a replacement Lumia handset, said Hanff, who hopes to use the money to start a cascade of small claims.
"#Nokia are sending me a free #Lumia so I will pledge my compensation from #Google lawsuit to fund claims for 10 more people #Privacy", "If you live in the UK & own a retail #Android device (not carrier subsidised) & are unhappy with #Google #Privacy changes, get in touch." Hanff said in Tweets.