Responding to a ruling issued last year, Google has agreed to pay a $60 million fine in Australia for misleading customers about its data collection practices when it comes to your location history.
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Google has stated that it will protect its users' privacy on health. It will expunge location data on visits to fertility and abortion clinics, addiction treatment, weight-loss, and other facilities.
Google has announced that starting today, new Google accounts will be automatically set to delete web and activity, as well as location history, after 18 months. This setting can be changed.
Google has run afoul of Australia's competition regulator and is now facing a trial in Federal Court over alleged misrepresentations of how it collected and used location data from Android devices.
Google, in an attempt to appease its users and critics, has altered the wording on a policy that states that even if one chooses to turn off location history tracking it can continue to track them.
That old song by The Police seems to hold true for just how much Google is monitoring from your Android device if you have Location History enabled. And you may not even know it is on.