Google reportedly settled the lawsuits in Washington DC and Indiana
Tech giant Google has now settled two privacy lawsuits, one brought by the state of Indiana and the other by Washington, D.C., for $20 million and $9.5 million, respectively, over the company’s tracking practices, according to reports from Engadget and The Associated Press. The search firm has now agreed to make it easier for users and people to opt-out of location tracking.
which was the suit The state attorney general filed in January Allegedly, the tech company has made it “almost impossible” for people to opt-out of location tracking entirely. DC Attorney General Carl Racine said Google violated the Consumer Protection Procedures Act by continuing the practice of tracking user data so it could continue to make money from users.
and when Google, however, agreed to pay $391.5 million In November a coalition of states, Indiana closed the branch and launched its own separate lawsuit. The split, however, forced the state of Indiana to receive double the money, according to a press release from the Indiana Attorney General’s office.
What the Indiana Attorney General’s Office Says About Development
“Such information can Such personal details will be used to make political assumptions or religious affiliation, income, health status or participation in support groups — as well as major life events such as marriage and the birth of a child,” according to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. And while Racine tweeted about the settlement, his office has yet to issue a press release.
Google has recently had to settle several lawsuits brought by the government
It’s been an expensive year for Google so far As it had to settle several cases conducted by Govt. From a whooping Russia fined $365 million to others $157 million in fines in France, Google is not immune from government scrutiny. The scope of these fines varies, with the French case focusing on direct user tracking, while the Russian case slammed Google for failing to remove banned content about the Ukraine war.
Google, which also owns the mobile operating system Android, was in India Hit with a $113 million fine from the Competition Commission Country to choose its own apps on Android. Given Google’s position as the maker of the world’s most popular search engine, web browser and mobile phone operating system, it will always be a big target for regulators.
Resolving Google’s User Location Tracking Practices
Google is, of course Agreed to maintain a webpage detailing its location It will also show tracking policies and practices and how people’s location data will be used. The technology company cannot share an individual’s precise location with third-party advertisers without the individual’s express consent and must delete said data within 30 days.