Forbes: Cops Turn To Google Location Data To Pursue A Death Penalty For 2015 Murder

July 29, 2022

Though Google said it had sent messages to users about the policy change in 2020, Alan Butler, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., says Google should have made it clearer to users who had location settings turned on prior to the announcement that their location data was going to continue to be stored indefinitely. “Google’s newer location deletion policy is not automatically applied to any account that’s older than two years old? That’s shocking to me,” Butler adds. “To make that change only applicable to new users, I think, is really not fair to current users.”

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