Google Says Android User OK'd Data Sharing And Can't Sue

By Dorothy Atkins (October 1, 2020, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Google has urged a California magistrate judge to toss a proposed class action alleging it monitors Android smartphone users without their knowledge and harvests their data to gain an advantage over rivals like TikTok, arguing users have agreed to share their data and haven't been harmed.

In a motion to dismiss Wednesday, Google LLC argued named plaintiff Robert McCoy consented to the company harvesting his data and that its privacy policy was explicit about the fact it harvests customer data. Additionally, the tech giant argued the data wasn't sensitive, extremely personal or obtained unethically, and that McCoy's assertion that he didn't...

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