Tuesday, May 24, 2022

“Google is tracking your location without your permission,” state AGs say

WASHINGTON (TND) — Google is facing a lawsuit filed by multiple state attorneys general who accuse the global technology company of misleading users on how their location data was being tracked.

The bipartisan effort includes attorneys general from Washington, Texas, Indiana, and the District of Columbia, who all filed separate lawsuits on Monday.

The lawsuits claim Google deceived users by leading them to believe toggling off settings in “location history” would disable the service from tracking their location when, in actuality, Google would keep tracking those customers unless another setting in “Web & App Activity” was also toggled off.