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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the ad biz employs unfair and deceptive trade practices to collect location data from mobile phones. The complaint, brought under the US state's Consumer Fraud Act in Maricopa County Superior Court, seeks to stop Google from harvesting …

  1. doublelayer Silver badge


    Let's hope this continues to spread and more cases are filed against them. This has gone on too long. Let's also hope that the judgement runs along the lines of $10 per person per day of owning an Android device from which Google scraped data. Of course it won't happen, but hope is fun sometimes.

  2. Someone Else Silver badge

    How quaint!

    Arizona's complaint, the result of a two-year-investigation, incorporates extensive testimony from Google employees. However, the court filing is heavily reacted because Google wants its privacy.

    Something about a goose, a gander and some sauce comes to mind....

  3. Martin Gregorie

    When you see their lips move, you know they're...

    "We have always built privacy features into our products and provided robust controls for location data. We look forward to setting the record straight."

    Yeah, right.

    If the above was true, Google wouldn't be selling phone user's location data or personal details to anybody. Period.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Track, Trace

    and Profit!

  5. Caver_Dave Silver badge
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    UK Government

    UK Government Coronavirus press conference slides (23 May 2020)

    Includes Google mobility data, before and during the outbreak.

    Ahh... caring, sharing Google

    1. ratfox

      Re: UK Government

      To be fair, the mobility data they showed is hardly different or more privacy invasive than the traffic jam warnings they display in Google maps... To the general indifference.

  6. IGotOut Silver badge


    When turning off location doesn't actually mean turning off location.

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