Lawsuit filed against Google: location tracking

• 30/04/2011

One week after Apple came under fire for tracking users via their iPhones and iPads, two Oakland County Michigan residents have filed a lawsuit following a Wall Street Journal report stating that Google also tracks and stores locations of Android users.

The case, “Julie Brown v. Google 11-11867, U.S. District, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit)”, is asking for $50 million in damages and an agreement from Google that they will cease saving any smartphone location data, arguing that the level of tracking that Google uses would normally require a court-ordered warrant.

We don’t think this one will get too far, considering that Google was clear in stating that all location sharing is anonymous as well as opt-in.

[Source – BGR]


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