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Google to Delete Billions of User’s Personal Data Collected Via Chrome Browser


Google has agreed to delete billions of data records that reflect the private browsing activities of users.

This decision comes as part of a settlement for a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of improperly tracking users’ web-browsing habits who believed they were browsing the internet privately using Chrome’s ‘Incognito’ mode.

Settlement of the ‘Incognito’ Lawsuit

The lawsuit, originally filed in 2020, alleged that Google misrepresented the kind of data it collects from users who browsed the internet via ‘Incognito’ mode in Chrome.

Google agreed to settle the suit late last year, and the settlement terms were disclosed in a filing on Monday.

As part of the settlement, Google must delete “billions of data records” that reflect the private browsing activities of users in the class action suit.

In addition to the data deletion, Google will update its disclosure to inform users about what data it collects each time ...


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