AGs sue Google stating they deceive consumers about use of location data

Source: Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Attorneys general from D.C. and three states plan to sue Google, arguing that the search giant deceived consumers to gain access to their location data.

The D.C. lawsuit details how Google users must navigate a number of “conflicting” settings to control how Google collects and uses their location details. Even when a user changes the settings in their account or device to stop their location data from being saved or transmitted, the suits allege Google can still collect and store it through other Google services, WiFi and Bluetooth scans, or location data shared with Google by its marketing partners.

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