GDPR complaints have been filed today against Google in the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden.
Consumer protection agencies from seven EU countries filed today GDPR complaints against Google for using deceptive practices to track users' location.
The seven consumer protection agencies claim that Google "lacks a valid legal ground for processing the [location] data in question" and that because of its deceptive practices the users' consent "is not freely given," hence, the company is in violation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that entered into effect in the EU space since late May, this year.
GDPR complaints have been filed with national data protection authorities in the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden.
"Location data can reveal a lot about people, including religious beliefs (going to places of worship), political leanings (going to demonstrations), health conditions (regular hospital visits) and sexual orientation (visiting certain bars)," said today officials from BEUC, an umbrella group for 43 national consumer organisations from 32 European countries.