Australia's competition regulator claims Google misled consumers over data collection

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said on Friday that it would seek compensation from Google in the case.

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Published on 16 April 2021 12:12 PM GMT

Australias competition regulator claims Google misled consumers over data collection
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New Delhi: Australia's federal court has found that Google has misled some of its consumers over personal location data. Google collected this data through Android Mobile.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said on Friday that it would seek compensation from Google in the case. However, he did not say how much amount he would demand as compensation.

ACCC targets Google:

ACCC President Rad Sims issued a statement saying that this is a big win for consumers. Especially those consumers who are concerned about their privacy online. The court verdict has sent a strong message to Google and other big companies that they should not mislead their consumers.

According to the court, Google's claim that it collected only information through location history settings during January 2017 to December 2018 was wrong.

A Google spokesman says, "While the court had rejected many of ACCC's claims, the company disagreed with the remaining findings and was reviewing its options, including a possible appeal."

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