On the very first day of the week, the 3 different attorneys general announced that they were going to sue Google.
The charges that have been levied against the tech giant relate to the location privacy practice. They were accused of continuing to use this dishonest conduct for their business interest and profit.
This trial was announced Monday morning by Washington DC Attorney General Karl A Racine.
According to his statement, the tech giant steered their uses in the wrong direction. According to Google, users can make changes to their account and decide on their own privacy to the point where they can choose what they want the company to see. However, unfortunately, the truth is quite the opposite of that. The company studies customer data and derives profit from it. All this is done systematically.
The 37-page complaint alleges how the tech giant has repeatedly violated the Consumer Protection Procedure rule, how the tech giant obscures the fact that it collects consumer data and how it uses it.
The states of Texas, Washington and Indiana announced Monday morning that they are comparing Google violations against state laws.
This case refers to a 2018 AP story about how iOS and Android users, who were disabled for location, but were unfortunately tracked by Google via web and app activity. All of these states are calling for a permanent ban on these activities which are frequently practiced by the tech giant through their tracking system.
The tech giant has made some changes to the feature though. In 2019 they allowed users to set auto delete option for web and apps but after some time in 2020 Google made it default on all new devices.
When asked Google’s thinking on the lawsuit surprisingly, the tech giant said there was no legal charge here. It was stated by Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda regarding the lawsuit. The Attorney General imposed inaccurate and baseless charges on their establishment. They are still working on the privacy feature in their products.
What do you think of these?