Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Go After Google for Misleading Consumers, Violating Privacy
October 29, 2019 Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.
Elliot Nash reports;
Hours after Google announced a 23% fall in profits the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) is now having a crack at trying to take Google down a peg in Australia.
The issue relates to data and claims that Google has breached consumer laws between January 2017 until late 2018.
Between January 2017 and late 2018, the ACCC alleges Google misled consumers by not properly disclosing that both settings had to be switched off if they did not want Google to collect, keep and use their location data.
“We allege that Google misled consumers by staying silent about the fact that another setting also had to be switched off.”
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