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Arizona investigates Google's location tracking practices

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Google is reportedly under the scanner for tracking user location in Arizona. If there is evidence against the search giant, Google might be subjected to a hefty fine for violating user privacy.

The investigation sparked out of recently verified allegations that Google collected users' location data even when they believe they have opted out of such tracking, The Washington Post reported.

Google had clarified back then that the location data is aimed at providing useful services to the people such as relevant search results and traffic predictions. The company stressed that it tells users about the tools that use location data and allows them to turn them off.

As the latest case goes live in Arizona, Google may be seeing a fine of up to USD 10,000 per violation. 

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