Google Agrees To $391.5 Million Settlement In Location Tracking Case

Google Agrees To $391.5 Million Settlement In Location Tracking Case


Google has agreed to a settlement with 40 states regarding charges related to unwanted location tracking of customers.  

The company will pay $391.5 million in a settlement regarding claims that it kept tracking customers after they had shut off location tracking. A group of state prosecutors announced the agreement on Monday, and the attorneys general said it was the biggest multistate privacy settlement ever paid.

Officials claimed that since at least 2014, Google has deceived users about what times it was tracking them and violated consumer protection laws in doing so. It secretly tracked them when they thought they weren’t sharing their location, and then used the information for online marketers to sell ads.

The attorneys general said that up until May 2018, the company was even

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