Google will be automatically deleting users’ location history after 18 months.
If you are always concerned about your security and privacy then there is good news for you, Google announced that Google delete your location history automatically and web activity from its database.
Previously, users have only two options had to turn this setting Off if they didn’t want Google to store their data for indefinite time or vice versa.
Well, this decision came after, Arizona has filed suit against Google over tracking users’ locations even after they’ve turned to track off, claiming that the advertising-fueled tech titan has a “complex web of settings and purported ‘consents’” that enable it to furtively milk us for sweet, sweet ad dollars.
The Arizona said that Google’s location tracking is unfair, deceptive, and also against the law: in this case, the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
Google location history tracking is still off by default but if you turn location history on, Google will auto-delete that data after 18 months. You can also set Google location history to automatically delete every three months or every 36 months.
Not Only this, Web and app activity will also be deleted automatically every 18 months, but only for new accounts. New YouTube accounts also will have their history deleted after three years.
Google also said it will soon make it possible to stay in incognito mode across its family of apps, so you won’t have to turn it on in each individual app.