Google Under Investigation For Location Privacy Practices In Arizona

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Multiple outlets are reporting Arizona's Attorney General has opened an investigation into Google's alleged practice of recording its Android users' location data.

In a public filing submitted by the Arizona Attorney General's office in August, the investigation would look into if Google tracked and stored its customers' location data, even if the user turned off those settings. If that's the case, it could've possibly violated the Consumer Fraud Act. 

Under state law, Arizona can go after businesses that deceive customers, fining them as much $10,000 per violation.

The filing came a week after the Associated Press published its investigation into how Google's services on Android devices and iPhones store users' location data even if they've opted out of being tracked in its privacy settings.

Google responded to AP's piece, saying it offers “clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time."