Re: 'Why does it do that? Because it is worth a lot of money to Google'
""Tech companies will likely do the maths on GDPR sanctions to see which problematic features are so profitable that they can afford to keep them running - or at least eat a one-time fine as an experiment in testing the EU""
If they only get caught once every 4 years, that's 1% of the turnover per year, and that's assuming the maximum fine is levied, which it rarely has been to date with various internet related fines.
1% of turnover could be seen as "Cost of sales" and worth the risk.