40 States Pay USD 392M to Settle Google Location-Tracking Charges


Search giant Google has agreed to a USD 391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations, state attorneys general announced.

A 2018 Associated Press report that revealed Google kept tracking users’ locations even after they opted out of such tracking by turning off a feature the company called “location history” served as the impetus for the states’ investigation. The settlement was hailed by the attorneys general as a significant victory for consumers and the largest multistate privacy settlement in American history.

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It happens at a time when regulators and politicians are becoming increasingly outraged by tech companies’ invasions of privacy and surveillance practices.

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