Google Agrees to Dispose of Billions of User Records, Implements Restrictions on Tracking

 Google Agrees to Dispose of Billions of User Records, Implements Restrictions on Tracking

Google has agreed to dispose of billions of records and accept specific restrictions on its ability to track users, as outlined in a proposed legal settlement draft.

This decision follows a class action lawsuit filed in the US in 2020, alleging that Google violated users’ privacy even when they were in private browsing mode. While the company continues to support the arrangement, it does not admit to the allegations.

The removal of the data will not be limited to the US but will also extend to global users. Just last week, Google clarified its data tracking policies in “Incognito” mode after facing legal action on the matter.

Although Google removes the ability to access browsing history locally, it still engages in some data tracking.

As part of the settlement, Google will erase “hundreds of billions” of private browsing history files stored on its servers.

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