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Bloomberg Law Quotes Michelle Cohen on Google Location Tracking and Potential of Regulatory Investigation

Bloomberg Law quoted Partner Michelle Cohen regarding Google’s tracking of user location data and how it may be raising the eyebrows of federal and state regulators. Google’s privacy page says that users can turn off or pause location history tracking. However, it has been found that some Google apps still time-stamp / collect user location data despite the policy’s claim otherwise. Ms. Cohen explains,

‘‘Regulators are scrutinizing data collection, particularly by those companies with access to huge amounts of data. We are no longer talking about an undergrad in his dorm room in Cambridge. We are talking about vast amounts of data on millions of Americans.’’

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