Austria privacy group files complaint against Google

Vienna (AFP) – An Austrian online privacy campaign group said Wednesday it has a filed a complaint against Google over what it says is a tracking code “illegally” installed on Android phones. The complaint from NOYB relates to Google’s Android Advertising Identifier (AAID) and has been lodged with the CNIL, France’s data protection authority. According to NOYB, the AAID code is created “without the user’s knowledge or consent” and “functions like a licence plate that uniquely identifies the phone of a user and can be shared among companies”. Furthermore, NOYB (none of your business) says users…

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