Google May Face Lawsuit after Location Tracking Reports Amass

Users have increasingly reported opting out of Google’s tracking services only to find out the company has continued to track them, resulting in activists and other people alike reporting the tech giant massively, leading to a lawsuit.

The tech giant Google has proven so far that it can still violate the Constitutional Right to Privacy as it has invaded the privacy act when it reportedly kept tracking users even after they have opted out of it’s services. The latest privacy changes in goolge have been reported by several press giants, including Associated Press who claim that the corporation uses it’s Google Maps location storing on both Apple and Android devices to aggregate location data via the Location History feature.
But is this really something new? San Francisco citizen Napoleon Patacsil who filed the first complaint against google in 2016 with the hope to somewhat restrict Google’s location tracking to some extent by turning off the Location History storage on his personal cell phone.

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In addition to this, reports have also stated that when users disable this feature by force, some of the apps on their devices will store such type of data without their knowledge and consent. These apps are also google related as they can be synced into providing location to Google Services, like search queries, local location searching and advertising searches. Since those applications have reportedly stored location information after the user has opted out of the location history of Google Maps, Google may just be headed into being sued for violating the Invasion of Privacy act.

Activists Have Written Detailed Report

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