Google agrees to destroy Incognito mode data to settle lawsuit

01/04/2024 | The Guardian

Google has agreed to destroy billions of records as part of the settlement agreement reached in the 2020 lawsuit over alleged tracking of millions of users via the company's Incognito mode. Under the settlement, Google will update disclosures about what it collects in "private" browsing and allow incognito users to block third-party cookies for five years. The plaintiffs' lawyers have valued the agreement at more than $5bn, and users may still sue individually for damages. However, they will not receive any damages under the current settlement. Google has not yet responded to requests for comment on this matter.

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