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Google Fined $60million in Penalties For Misleading Users on Location Data

A federal court of Australia has ruled that Google’s Alphabet A.Sh. ordered part of to pay a fine of $ 60 million. The Australian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (ACCC) filed the case against the company and its local unit in October 2019. ACCC estimates October 1.3 million Google account users in Australia.

Google Fined $60million in Penalties For Misleading Users on Location Data

The federal court of Australia has ruled that Google’s Alphabet A.Sh.ordered part pay a fine of $ 60 million for misleading users when collecting personal location data, reported the Australian antitrust authority. January Decembers Google for misleading some customers about personal location data collected by their Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018, the court ruled. Google has misled users by leading them to believe that configuring “Location History” on their Android phones is the only way to collect location data. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (ACCC) has determined that the activity tracking feature on the web and other applications also allows the collection and storage of local data. In addition, the watchdog estimates October 1.3 million Google account users in Australia may have been affected. The ACCC filed a case against the company and its local unit in October 2019.

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