Google was tracking location without consent, fined Rs 773 crore
Posted by Suman Sourav
Sep-17-2023 01:09:PM
Category: Lifestyle

Google has recently been slapped with a hefty fine of Rs 773 crore for unlawfully tracking the location of users without their consent. The case was filed by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who accused the company of misleading consumers by creating an illusion of providing them with more control over their location-related data. Despite users turning off their location settings, Google continued to track their whereabouts.
The fine comes after a lengthy investigation into Google's practices. Bonta stated that their investigation uncovered evidence that Google falsely claimed to disable the collection of user data when they opted out of location tracking. This violation of consumer privacy has led to the significant penalty imposed on the tech giant.
This incident highlights the ongoing concerns surrounding data privacy and the need for companies to be transparent and accountable in their handling of user information. The fine serves as a reminder that companies must adhere to regulations and respect user preferences when it comes to data collection and tracking.
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