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Google Pays $391 Million To Settle Privacy Lawsuit For Tricking Users Into Sharing Location Data

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Google has agreed to pay more than $391 million to settle a bipartisan, multistate action that accuses the tech giant of deceiving users about how their location data are handled.
The settlement came about 10 months after state attorneys general from 40 states filed suits separately in each jurisdiction, alleging that Google, since at least 2014, has been falsely leading users to believe that changing their privacy settings could stop the company from tracking their location.
“Big Tech is watching us, but Silicon Valley needs to know that we are watching them too, and if they violate our consumer protection laws, we will take strong action to protect our citizens,” Ashley Moody, Florida’s attorney general who co-led the case, stated in a Nov. 14 press release….  » Read full article

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