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Australia sues Google over misleading Android users on location data collection

Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 15:54 CET | News
The Australian competition and consumer regulator is suing Google for allegedly misleading customers over how it collects personal location data. The ACCC found that even when Android users have Location History turned off, Google was collecting personal location data through its web services and apps, without properly informing customers. The regulator has asked the court to impose fines and a compliance programme so Google changes its practices. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google
Countries: Australia
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