Penalties are not limited to €20 million...
"...penalties will reach an upper limit of €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover – whichever is higher."
15 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009
Google do use the MAC address for geolocation - you can even update their database - https://services.google.com/fb/forms/wifibugs/ and they ask for all MAC addresses in that location.
That's because it's not that accurate - my wifi router in South Wales is being shown as being located in Clydebank, Glasgow, several hundred miles away.
But it's the old chestnut - function vs privacy, this is a really useful service - my android phone automatically gets the weather and sets maps to my location. But it does impact on my privacy as well. The important thing is knowing this is happening, then you can turn geolocation off when you want to be private. Just close the door when you want.
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