May 20, 2022

Digital Privacy: Australia Sues Google Over Alleged Misuse of Location Data

From CNN:

Google has been accused of misleading Australian consumers over how it collected and used their personal location data, adding to growing regulatory pressure on the company around the world.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, alleging that the company “engaged in misleading conduct and made false or misleading representations to consumers” related to location data.


A Google spokesperson told CNN Business that the company is reviewing the allegations.

“We continue to engage with the ACCC and intend to defend this matter,” the spokesperson said.

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See Also: Consumer Watchdog Takes Legal Action Against Google For ‘Misleading’ Conduct (via Sydney Morning Herald)

See Also: Statement/Screenshots from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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