Google accused of violating GDPR privacy by seven European countries


A group of consumer agencies in seven European countries has filed a  privacy complaint against Google for allegedly tracking the location of millions of  web users.

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), an European consumer organization  which has seven members- the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, and Norway claims that Google’s “deceptive practices”  of location tracking don’t take users permission to enable it or not, and the company fails to inform its users about tracking policies.

A research conducted by a Norway‘s consumer group, Forbrukerrådet revealed that Google is violating European Union’s new data protection framework, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), if the complaint is upheld, then it could mean a hefty fine for the search giant.

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