Google will pay California $93 million to resolve allegations that its location-privacy practices violated California consumer protection laws.
The settlement follows a multi-year investigation by the California Department of Justice that determined Google was deceiving users by collecting, storing, and using their location data for consumer profiling and advertising purposes without informed consent, according to a statement by California Attorney General Rob Bonta.
"Our investigation revealed that Google was telling its users one thing - that it would no longer track their location once they opted out - but doing the opposite and continuing to track its users' movements for its own commercial gain. That's unacceptable, and we're holding Google accountable with today's settlement," said Attorney General Bonta.
Source: Qatar News Agency