Google Will Dispose of 'Browsing Data', Curb Widespread User Privacy Problems


Recently, Google agreed to destroy billions of data records to settle a lawsuit alleging they were secretly tracking the internet usage of the public using data browsing.

The order was filed on Monday in federal court in Oakland, California and was approved by District Judge Gonzalez Rogers.

Lawyers for the plaintiff valued the deal at more than $5 billion, which is as high as $7.8 billion. Google did not pay the damages and invited users to sue the company individually for damages.

The case began in 2020 where millions of Google users using private data browsing were recorded since June 1, 2016.

Users claim that Google's analytics, cookies and apps allow Alphabet ( GOOGL.O ) to improperly open new tabs only to track people who use incognito mode to private mode.

As a solution, Google will update the disclosures reported in browsing data issues. They also allow incognito users to block cookies for 5 years.

According to the plaintiff's lawyer, Google's actions seem to take advantage of incognito users and display advertisements on Google to the user's personal account.

Google spokesman Jose Castaneda said the giant company was happy to settle the lawsuit even though the case was considered too serious.