Google sued by DC and three states for ‘deceptive’ Android location tracking
The attorneys general of three states and the District of Columbia are suing Google for the allegedly deceptive collection of location data on Android.
The complaints, which build on a 2020 lawsuit filed by the Arizona Attorney General, allege that Google’s “complex web” of settings obfuscated whether users were sharing their location at a given moment.
State attorneys general from Washington, Texas, and Indiana are also filing similar suits in their own jurisdictions.
The DC complaint claims that Google’s settings “purport to give consumers control over the location data Google collects and uses.
“The attorneys general are bringing a case based on inaccurate claims and outdated assertions about our settings,” said Google policy spokesperson José Castañeda.
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