Google Targeted by Complaints Filed with the FTC, EU Watchdogs for User Tracking

The Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) forum sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking for an investigation on Google pushing users to enable location tracking and not disclosing when location tracking is enabled by default.

“Location data and history can reveal in detail an individual’s lifestyle, daily routines and interests,” the TACD letter says. “Over time the data can be used to infer highly sensitive information such as religious beliefs, political views and sexual orientation.”

Furthermore, seven consumer groups filed complaints with their national Data Protection Authorities following a Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet) report which found out that Google is illegally processing location data and it might be violating EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

“The report published by Forbrukerrå… (read more)

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