Google has agreed to delete billions of records of browsing data collected while users were using their private “incognito mode” browsing. The decision comes after a class-action lawsuit known as Brown v. Google, where users sought $5 billion in compensation for data collected during anonymization.

Prosecutors expressed satisfaction with the settlement, saying it marks true accountability and transparency from the world’s largest data collector. After four years, Google reached a settlement with the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Instead of paying the fine, the tech company agreed to delete all the data it had collected.

As part of the settlement, Google will change the way it reports restrictions 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 decision marks an important step towards 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 secure about their privacy while using Google services.

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