AUSSIE JUDGE RULES GOOGLE MISLED USERS
Canberra, April 16: Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, a judge found on Friday.
The Federal Court decision was a partial win for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the nation’s fair trade watchdog, which has been prosecuting Google for broader alleged breaches of consumer law since October 2019.
Justice Thomas Thawley found that Google misled Android mobile device users about personal location data collected between January
2017 and December 2018. This is an important victory for consumers, especially anyone concerned about their privacy online, as the court's decision sends a strong message to Google and others that big businesses must not mislead their customers, Commission Chair Rod Sims said in a statement.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome in this world-first case, he added.
Google is considering an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court.
The court many of the broad claims, a statement said.
We disagree with the remaining findings and are currently reviewing our options, including a possible appeal, Google added. —
● GOOGLE IS considering an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court. rejected ACCC's Google