Australian court hits Google over collection of user location data – HEDGE accordingly
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Sydney (AFP) – An Australian court ruled Friday that Google misled consumers about collecting location data through Android mobile devices in what the country’s competition watchdog called a “world-first” action against the digital giant. The federal court found that Google violated Australian consumer law by collecting the “Location History” of some users even when they had opted out of sharing that information. It also said Google failed to make clear to users that allowing tracking of “Web & App Activity” on their phones would also give permission to retain the location data.  Numerous stud…

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HEDGE accordingly