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Australian regulator sues Google over location data collection

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a privacy lawsuit against Google, accusing it of not informing users, for almost 2 years, about the settings they had to switch off for it to not keep their information. The regulator said that Google misled users about how it collected and used their location data. The matter is scheduled for a case hearing on November 14, per Reuters report.  Google kept users’ in the dark about what it was doing with their personal data: ACCC’s accusations ACCC said that Google “collected, kept and used highly sensitive and valuable personal information about consumers’ location without them making an informed choice”. Turning off "Location History" did not actually turn it off: The ACCC said when people set up their Google accounts on phones and tablets, they would have incorrectly believed that “Location…

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