Data collected in Chrome’s incognito mode will be deleted by Google following court settlement.

Google Deletes Billions of Browsing Data Records in Historic Privacy Settlement

Google has agreed to delete billions of browsing data records collected while users were using their private browsing “incognito mode.” This decision comes as part of a settlement for a class action lawsuit known as Brown v. Google, where users requested $5 billion in compensation for the data collected during Incognito Mode.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit have expressed satisfaction with this agreement, stating that it signifies true accountability and transparency from the world’s largest data collector. For four years, they fought for their right to privacy, and now their efforts have paid off.

As part of the settlement, Google will make changes to how it reports limits on its private browsing services. Additionally, for the next five years, users will be able to block third-party cookies by default in incognito mode, preventing Google from tracking them on external sites. This is an important step towards protecting user privacy and ensuring greater transparency in online practices.

This settlement marks an important step toward improving and defending the right to privacy on the internet. It holds Google accountable for the data it collects and ensures greater transparency in its practices. Users can now feel more confident in their privacy while using Google’s services.

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