Google will destroy user data to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit related to its “incognito” mode.
The 2020 lawsuit accused Google of collecting users’ data without their knowledge.
Google will also turn off third-party trackers by default and let users know when their data is being collected.

Google will destroy users’ browsing data to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit about its “incognito” browsing, according to federal court filings.

The 2020 class action lawsuit accused the search engine of collecting millions of users’ data without their knowledge while they used incognito mode. The suit alleged that Google was secretly amassing data from users when they thought their browsing was private.

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