CJR Staff
January 2, 2023

Google Finally Gets What It Deserves - Time To PAY UP

Goggle is set to pay out a total of $29.5 million to settle lawsuits filed against them in Washington, D.C., and Indiana.

The lawsuits involve Google's location tracking practices.

"Under the settlements, Google agreed to not make misrepresentations to users about an individual user’s location information in location history and web and app activity," reports The Hill.

Google Finally Has To Pay

Republican Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said that the state reached a settlement with Google for $20 million in effort to resolve its lawsuit over Google's "deceptive location-tracking practices."

"This settlement is another manifestation of our steadfast commitment to protect Hoosiers from Big Tech’s intrusive schemes," said Rokita. "We will continue holding these companies accountable for their improper manipulation of consumers."

Multiple states filed lawsuits against Google after Associated Press released a bombshell story in 2018 revealing the full extent of Google’s location tracking.

"Rokita noted that his office filed its lawsuit after negotiations between Google and a coalition of state attorneys general stalled," reports The Hill. "In November, Google agreed to pay a nearly $392 million settlement to 40 states to resolve the lawsuit brought by that coalition."

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Source: The Hill

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