Reuters reports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed a lawsuit alleging Google misled Android smartphone users on its collection and use of personal location data. The ACCC claims that Google did not properly inform users how to disable location tracking on their mobile devices for almost two years. Google allegedly explained only one of two setting changes that needed to be made to ensure location privacy. "Google’s conduct caused users to understand that personal data about their location was not being obtained ... by Google when in fact personal data was being obtained," the ACCC wrote in a Federal Court filing.
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