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Daily Digest Of Tech Policy News And Updates (April 16, 2021)

Bringing you quick updates on the tech space, policy making and digital rights from India and across the globe. Australia finds Google mislead users about location data collection Australia has found that that Google misled consumers about personal location data collected via Android devices, reported Reuters. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the court found Google wrongly claim that it could collect information from the location history setting on user devices between January 2017 and December 2018. But a setting when turned on, also enabled Google to collect, store, and use the data and was turned on by default on the devices. Users were also not informed that turning off location history but leaving the "Web & App Activity" setting on would allow Google to continue to collect data, the court found. The regulator said it would seek penalties; Google is considering options, including a possible appeal. Top Stories from MediaNama Key highlights from Asmbhav: Retailers are now impatient with govt, call for them to intervene 9 brick-and-mortar retailers' organisations from across the country met before Amazon's Smbhav event on Thursday kicked off. Ashwani Mahajan from Swadeshi Jagran Manch said India's regulators have failed to enforce the government's existing e-commerce regulations. India’s competition laws will be refreshed, Mahajan said. He didn’t pull any punches on the CCI. AIOVA is really upset with the government. The government has no included sellers in any conversations. "Our government wants to run e-commerce in the country only through these two-three companies," a spokesperson…

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