ABAJ: Class action filed against Google over location tracking by Jason Tashea:
A California man has brought a suit against Google for collecting location data, even when “Location History” was turned off.
The class action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California comes on the heels of an AP report that found Google applications were still collecting location data after users had affirmatively turned off location tracking.
The filing alleges that the deceptive practice is in violation of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act and the state’s Constitutional Right to Privacy.
Previously, it was believed—and stated by Google—that disabling “Location History” meant that the company was no longer tracking a user’s location.