Google ‘partially’ misled consumers over collecting location data, Australian court finds

Google ‘partially’ misled consumers over collecting location data, Australian court finds

The Guardian

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Google collected data on some Android and Pixel phones even when customers ticked ‘No’ or ‘Do not collect’

Google has been found to have “partially” misled Australian consumers about collecting their location data, according to a federal court ruling handed down on Friday.

The court found that Google continued to collect “Location History” and “Web & App Activity” on some Android and Pixel phones, even for customers who ticked “No” or “Do not collect” on their settings.

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