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Google sued over alleged tracking

In Alphabet’s latest volley against Google, the big tech giant has filed a lawsuit accusing it of recording customers’ locations after users attempted to turn off the company’s tracking on their web browsers and smartphones.

The complaint, filed Monday (January 24) in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, claims that Google’s location tracking system is designed to make it impossible for users to opt out, and that Google has allowed users to opt out. Misleading how privacy settings can protect your data within apps and at the device level on Android.

Furthermore, the 43-page lawsuit claims that Google relies on deceptive dark pattern designs to force users to make choices contrary to their own interests.

According to the complaint, “these practices include privacy-intrusive default location settings, hard-to-find location settings, misleading description of location settings, repeated nudges to enable location settings, and Google’s location data collection and processing.” of incomplete disclosures.”

Because location data is central to Google’s profitable advertising business, the company has a financial incentive to prevent users from accessing that data, the suit states.

According to the complaint, “… Google has employed and continues to employ a number of deceptive and unfair practices to obtain the ‘consent’ of users and to make it nearly impossible for users to stop it.”

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that similar lawsuits are being filed in the courts of Indiana, Texas and Washington state.

According to the WSJ, Google disputed the claims.

“The attorney general is bringing a case based on false claims and old claims about our settings,” said Google spokesman Jose Castaneda, per WSJ. “We have always built privacy features into our products and provided strong controls for location data. We will vigorously defend ourselves and keep records straight.”

This latest lawsuit comes less than two weeks after the Austrian Data Protection Authority ruled that continued use of Google Analytics violates Europe’s privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a decision that has a significant impact on US cloud services. can make an impact.

Read more: Google Analytics Violates Privacy Law


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