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Session 114

Google is being taken to court over allegations that it collected personal data without proper permission. Catherine and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Australian watchdog sues Google over location data

Google is being taken to court over allegations that it collected users' location data without proper permission. 

Language challenge

Which of these is 'an organisation responsible for ensuring companies follow the law'?

a) searchcat
b) watchdog
c) findhorse
d) peekmouse

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The story

Australia's consumer watchdog has filed a lawsuit against the tech company Google, accusing it of misleading customers about its collection and use of personal data. The commission said that Google collected and used the personal information of Android phone and tablet users without giving them a proper choice.

Key words and phrases

making someone believe something untrue or incorrect

• She was found guilty of misleading customers into investing in her fake company.
• "My intention was not to mislead. I myself was misled by the data," said the scientist.

following and observing the status of something

• The investor keenly tracked her investment by checking it on a daily basis.
• Using this new programme, we as a school can better track our students' progress.

protector and carer of something

• As fund manager, he was the custodian of his investors' finances.
• The custodian of the museum was proud to show me his collection of old coins.


To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge answer

b) watchdog


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