GOOGLE SUED OVER LOCATION TRACKING THAT CANT BE SHUT OFF
‘Location Off Should Mean Location Off’:
Google Lawsuit Over Data Collection
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says that Google continues to collect location data even after users turn off tracking on their smartphones and other devices, citing concerns from company employees about its data-collection practices, in the latest update of a lawsuit against the tech giant.
According to documents that were submitted in court by Brnovich’s office last week, emails that were sent among Google engineers expressed concerns about the company’s location data collection efforts after an Associated Press report in 2018; the engineers suggested that they believed the AP article was correct.
“So there is no way to give a third-party app your location and not Google? This doesn’t sound like something we would want on the front page of the [New York Times],” one employee allegedly stated in a newly unredacted section (pdf).