On Wednesday, local time, Google was indicted by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who accused the search giant of deceiving users and collecting location data from their phones,media reported. We know that the vast majority of Google’s revenue comes from its vast advertising business, which is supported by the personal information Google collects when users use its products.
The lawsuit seeks damages, but the exact amount is unclear. Brnovich’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
Google defended its policy on location data in a statement. Spokesman Jose Castaneda said: “The Attorney General and the lawyers who charge the costs of the proceedings appear to have mischaracterized our services. We’ve always built privacy features into our products and provided strong control over location data. We look forward to clarifying the facts. “