Google will delete millions of browsing data collected in Chrome's incognito mode

Google updated the disclaimer regarding the Incognito mode of its Chrome browser at the beginning of the year and now plans to delete the browsing history information of millions of users, following the ruling that resolves the class action lawsuit filed against this company in 2020.

Google Chrome users filed a class-action lawsuit in 2020 against the technology company for understanding that the private browsing mode, known as incognito mode, was not as private as it should be.

Specifically, they reported that when incognito mode is activated, user activity is also tracked, with the collection of device data or IP addresses.

Google reached an agreement with complainants in December last year, which resulted in updating the disclaimer on Incognito mode, to clarify that the websites you visit can collect data and track activity. on-line’.

Now, as The Wall Street Journal reports, Google will also delete “billions” of browsing data improperly collected in incognito mode, as part of the agreement reached in December. Additionally, it has committed to blocking third-party cookies in its browser by default for the next five years.

By Editor

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