Google Sued For Location Tracking In Australia

Google’s location tracking fiasco is coming back to haunt the tech giant. The Australian competition watchdog has begun proceedings against Google over the case of “false or misleading representations” over location history collection.

Google’s collection of location data

Back in August last year, an investigation revealed that Google tracks users’ location data even after users turn off the location settings in their Android device.

Later, Google admitted that users would have to go all the way to the “Web and App Activity” settings in order to disable the location tracking.

Over the months, Google made a lot of promises; in fact, made a few settings change bundled in Android 10 that brought location tracking settings in reach to users. But it seems like the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won’t let Google get away with it.

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