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Google forks over $29.5M to settle location data lawsuits in two states

By ET Bureau - January 03, 2023 1 Mins Read


In order to resolve two legal actions concerning its location tracking practices that were brought by the attorneys general of Indiana and Washington, DC, Google LLC will pay USD 29.5 million. On Friday, the settlement was declared.

Following a 2018 Associated Press report about the company’s location tracking practices, Washington, DC, and Indiana sued Google. The Location History setting in Google services was the report’s main topic. According to the Associated Press, the search engine giant warned users that disabling the setting would prevent its services from obtaining their location information.

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Users had to disable the Web & App Activity configuration option in order to prevent data collection, though. The latter choice was set to be active by default.

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