CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog sued Google on Tuesday alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was collected and used.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused Google of collecting information on users' whereabouts even after they had switched off the location setting.
"You could have been walking around the city ... thinking that your location history wasn't being collected, when in fact it was being collected and it was being kept," commission Chairman Rod Sims said.
An Associated Press investigation last year revealed that several Google apps and websites stored user location even if the user had turned off the Location History setting. To st