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Google fined $40M+ for misleading location-tracking settings on Android

Google has been sanctioned A$60 million (around $40 million+) in Australia over Android settings it had applied, dating back around five years, which were found — in a 2021 court ruling — to have mislead consumers about its location data collection. Australia’s Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) instigated proceedings against Google and its Australia subsidiary …

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Google fined $40 mn for misleading users on Android location tracking

The Federal Court in Australia on Friday ordered Google to pay over $40 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones. According to Australia’s Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), the data was collected between January 2017 and …

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Google fined $40M+ for misleading location-tracking settings on Android – TechCrunch

Google has been sanctioned A$60 million (around $40M+) in Australia over Android settings it had applied, dating back around five years, which were found — in a 2021 court ruling — to have mislead consumers about its location data collection. Australia’s Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) instigated proceedings against Google and its Australia subsidiary back …

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