December 3, 2022

Google ready to pay more than $390 million in privacy lawsuit

In South Korea, Google and Meta were fined a record $571 million in September for collecting personal information without users’ consent.

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Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has agreed to pay more than $390 million in a data privacy case.

Google will pay a $39.2 million settlement to 40 US states.

The states alleged that Google misled consumers into assuring that location tracking was turned off on their devices.

According to Oregon Attorney General Alan Rosenbloom, this is the largest settlement paid to multiple states in a privacy lawsuit in US history.

Along with the payment, Google has also assured that better measures will be taken to provide accurate information to users.

Attorney General Alan Rosenbloom said: ‘Google continued to deceive its users, who believed they had turned off the location-tracking feature, but the company continued to secretly record their movements in order to share this information with advertisers. can be shared together.’

40 US states filed a joint lawsuit over federal authorities’ failure to crack down on major technology companies.

On the issue of online privacy, there is no agreement between the ruling Democratic Party and members of the opposition Republican Party, while on the other hand, technology companies are actively lobbying in their favor.

While US technology companies operating in Europe have to abide by strict privacy laws, violations have resulted in huge fines for Google, Amazon and others.

In South Korea, Google and Meta were fined a record $571 million in September for collecting personal information without users’ consent.

Since 2017, the European Union has fined Google 8.5 billion dollars for antitrust.

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