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Google to pay $85M settlement in Arizona user-tracking case

2022-10-05 17:08 by


Google will pay Arizona $85 million to settle a 2020 lawsuit, which claimed that the search giant was illegally tracking Android users, Bloomberg reports. At the time, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich argued that Google continued to track users for targeted advertising, even after they turned off location data settings.

"I'm proud to announce our historic $85 million settlement against Google for deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users' location data," Brnovich tweeted.

"This case is based on outdated product policies that we changed years ago," Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda told CNET. "We are pleased to have this matter resolved and will continue to focus our attention on providing useful products for our users."

If this sounds familiar, it's because Google is also being sued by attorneys general in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Indiana over similar data tracking complaints. Brnovich's office also notes that the $85 million settlement is the largest amount Google has paid per user in a privacy lawsuit like this.

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