French consumer group files class-action against Google for alleged GDPR violations

French consumer group UFC Que Choisir has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, The Associated Press reports. The group claims Google’s confidentiality rules are in violation of the GDPR as the company does not make it easy for consumers to block user-location tracking or targeted ads. “We have high standards for transparency and consent based on both guidance from regulators and robust user testing, and we provide helpful information and easy-to-use privacy controls in our products,” Google said in a statement. Meanwhile, Google and the University of Chicago face a potential class-action lawsuit over their data-sharing practices involving patient health data.
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