Google accused of hiding privacy settings from smartphone users

Google not only made it difficult for smartphone users to keep their location data private, but that it was a conscious decision that came down the company’s hierarchy, a set of unredacted internal Google correspondence has appeared to show. 

According to Business Insider, the documents were filed as part of a lawsuit brought by Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich in May 2020 that accused Google of illegally collecting location data from smartphone users despite their lack of consent.

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