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Google Commits to Protecting Users’ Privacy: Updates to Incognito Mode Disclaimer and Data Deletion Announced

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Millions of browsing data collected in Chrome’s incognito mode to be deleted by Google

In 2020, Google Chrome users filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming that the private browsing mode known as incognito mode was not as private as it should be. The lawsuit alleged that user activity is tracked even when incognito mode is activated, with the collection of device data and IP addresses.

Following this lawsuit, Google reached an agreement with the complainants in December 2020 to update the disclaimer for Incognito mode. The updated disclaimer clarified that websites visited in incognito mode can collect data and track online activity.

As part of this agreement, Google also committed to deleting billions of improperly collected browsing data from Incognito mode. Additionally, Google announced that it will block third-party cookies by default in its browser for the next five years.

These updates and agreements demonstrate Google’s commitment to addressing concerns regarding privacy and confidentiality of browsing data while using Chrome’s Incognito mode. The company has shown a willingness to be transparent and protect its users’ data moving forward.

By Samantha Jones

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