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Why Australian courts should drag Google for its dubious location tracking practices

20/04/2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had a significant win against Google. The Federal Court found Google misled some Android users about how to disable personal location tracking. Will this decision actually change the behavior of the big tech companies? The answer will depend on the size of the...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had a significant win against Google. The Federal Court found Google misled some Android users about how to disable personal location tracking. Will this decision actually change the behavior of the big tech companies? The answer will depend on the size of the penalty awarded in response to the misconduct. Read more: ACCC ‘world first’: Australia’s Federal Court found Google misled users about personal location data In theory, the penalty is A$1.1 million per contravention. There is a contravention each time a reasonable person in the relevant class is misled. So the total…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had a significant win against Google. The Federal Court found Google misled some Android users about how to disable personal location tracking. Will this decision actually change the behavior of the big tech companies? The answer will depend on the size of the penalty awarded in response to the misconduct. Read more: ACCC ‘world first’: Australia’s Federal Court found Google misled users about personal location data In theory, the penalty is A$1.1 million per contravention. There is a contravention each time a reasonable person in the relevant class is misled. So the total…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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