Two Democratic senators in a letter on Monday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google has deceptively collected location data on Android users, even when such services are disabled.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) asked Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons to examine “the potential deceptive acts and practices used by Google to track and commoditize American consumers.”
“Most consumers do not understand the level, granularity, and reach of Google’s data collection, and there are serious questions about whether they have provided their informed consent and maintain a reasonable ability to avoid participating in this collection,” the senators wrote.