Google and Its Ways of Getting Data

  • 05-07-2022 |
  • Abigail Davis

Google is a big international company, and it had to go through many lawsuits and allegations on the journey of its establishment. Generally, the amount of data Google owns on every person can’t be measured, putting a lot of pressure on the global community. The company has already lost a lot of money due to numerous lawsuits, and they still don’t stop coming.

Recently, the company had to face claims from the European Consumer Organization and its associates. Google seems to be very precise about the creation of a new account across the platform, and your personal information is at stake during this process. The US Federal Trade Commission pointed out that there is always an ‘accept all’ button but never a ‘deny’. Creating a new Google account can result in you giving up a lot of personal information.

This way of data collection and vague explanation about the exploitation of user data are big problems regarding the security of international users. Google requires your personal information across different platforms like the Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, and many other apps. Without a Google account, you can pretty much do nothing nowadays.

Moreover, there is never a direct description of what data is collected and for what reason. This is claimed to be “surveillance capitalism”, which overrides general laws in favor of mass production and marketing. Google Analytics has got a ban across three EU member states since the service wasn’t clear about the data safety of the users. In addition, PriceRunner has established a $2.4 billion lawsuit against Google because of the excessive usage of search results trying to compensate Google Shopping.

Do you think Google should be legally punished for these mistakes? What other problems did you face using Google accounts? Please, share your opinion with us in the comments below.


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