Four U.S. Attorneys General have sued Google for tracking users' geolocation without their consent, CNBC reports.
The actions of the corporation were dubbed surveillance due to the way in the interface they specifically did not allow users to notice that they allowed the collection of data about themselves. According to the prosecution, Google continued to track the location of users even after they banned it.
The lawsuits state that the corporation hid from users the observation of their movements from at least 2014 to 2019. When the Location History feature was turned off, the company continued surveillance, prosecutors general said. According to them, regardless of the settings chosen, Google users did not have the opportunity to refuse to allow the collection, storage and use of location data.
The plaintiffs demand that the court fine Google and oblige the company to delete the received data. Google denies the accusations, claiming that they provided reliable control over location data.