Google was fined $43 million for deceiving consumers in Australia.

(Reuters) Australia’s competition watchdog said Friday that Google was sentenced to pay A$60 million ($42.7 million) for deceiving consumers about location data collection.

The ACCC stated that Google deceived consumers into believing “location history” was the only method it could gather location data, although a function to monitor site and app activity also permitted local data collection and storage, the ACCC stated.

The watchdog launched action against the corporation and its local unit in October 2019.

The regulator says Google made steps in 2018.

In an email, Google stated it has settled the dispute and simplified location information.

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