An Australian court fined Google US$42.7 million for personal data fraud
MOSCOW: The Federal Court of Australia has fined Google AU$60 million (US$42.7 million) for making misleading representations regarding the use and collection of users’ personal data, Sputnik reported, citing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Friday.
“The Federal Court has ordered Google LLC to pay a penalty of AU$60 million for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018,” the ACCC said in a statement.
Google has reportedly breached Australian Consumer Law by assuring some Android users that the “Location History” setting is the only setting that collects and uses relevant personal data, while other settings such as “Web and App Activity” also collect information and personal data.
source – BERNAMA