Australian Court Orders Google To Pay $43 Million For Misleading Users.

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Australia’s competition watchdog said on Friday that Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL. O) Google unit was by the country’s Federal Court to pay A$60 million ($42.7 million); in penalties for misleading users on collection of their personal location data.

The court found Google misled some customers about personal location data collected; through their Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.

Google misled users into believing “location history” setting on their android phones was the only way location data could be collect by it, when a feature to monitor web and applications activity also allowed local data collection and storage, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) said.

Reuters.

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