Google to pay $93m in settlement over deceptive location tracking

  • September 14, 2023
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Tech giant ‘continued to collect and store a user’s location data’ even if users turned off their location history, according to suit

Google will pay $93m to settle accusations of misleading consumers on how and when their location information was being tracked and stored, a considerable payout for the tech giant that following a years-long investigation into its data practices.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit brought by the California attorney general, Rob Bonta, that concluded the company misled consumers into believing they had more control over their location information than they actually did.

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