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Arizona sues Google for fraudulently collecting consumer data

Sina Technology News Beijing time on the morning of May 28th, according to foreign media reports, Arizona launched a consumer fraud lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, accusing the US technology company of “deceptive” and “unfair” methods. Get user location data.

In a tweet Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said: “Google collects user details, including their geographic location, to target ads. Often, users either do not consent or know nothing about it. “

Prior to this, the privacy policies and data collection practices of tech companies have been subject to concerns and investigations by regulators around the world.

“The attorney general and the attorneys who brought the lawsuit appear to have misunderstood the nature of our service. We have always had privacy features in our products, and we have always had strong controls over location data,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Its lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages and argues that the maker of Android, the smartphone operating system, manipulated the mobile software to deceive device owners into believing their personal data would be protected, according to the filing.

“While consumers try to remove Google’s location data collection, the company continues to collect information in misleading ways and use that information for profit,” Brunovich said in an interview.

In February, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sued Google, alleging that the company’s educational software collects personal information from young students without parental consent. (Tours)