40 States Settle Google Location-Tracking Charges for $392M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations.
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State attorneys general announced the settlement Monday.
They're calling it the largest multistate privacy settlement in U.S history.
Officials say the investigation by the states was spurred by a 2018 Associated Press story.
The officials say they found that Google continued to track people’s location data even after they opted out of such tracking.