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      Data Protection Bill Will End Customer Data Misuse and Penalise Violators : MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar

      The propose data protection bill will put an end to misuse of customer data, and violators will face punitive action under the rule, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.

      MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar share his reaction in response to Google’s settlement of an investigation in the US which outlines that the Internet giant misled users and continued tracking their location even after they opt out of the location tracking system.

      Google has agreed to settle the lawsuit for which it will pay around  $392 million (approx. Rs. 3,178 crore), according to a statement issue by the Oregon Department of Justice.

      MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar Tweeted :

      “This type of “misuse” of customer data violates #Privacy and #DataProtection expectations India’s #DigitalDataProtection bill will put a stop to this – & ensure that any Platform/Intermediary that does this will face punitive & financial consequences, “.

      Government in August withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha and said it will come out with a “set of fresh legislations” that will fit into the comprehensive legal framework.

      Government sources have indicate that the fresh data protection bill will be table in the winter session of Parliament.

      Google’s Android dominates smartphone market in India with over 95% market share.

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      Elaborating on the settlement, the Oregon Department of Justice said location data is a key part of Google’s digital advertising business.

      The company uses the personal and behavioural data it collects to build detail user profiles and target ads.

      In fact, location data is among the most sensitive and valuable personal information Google collects.

      Even a limit amount of location data can expose a person’s identity and routines and can be use to infer personal details.

      The attorneys general in the US found that Google violate state consumer protection laws by misleading consumers about its location tracking practices since at least 2014.

      As per Statement :

      “Specifically, Google confused its users about the extent to which they could limit Google’s location tracking by adjusting their account and device settings,”.

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