Google pays nearly $392 million after privacy investigation


According to a court order, the group illegally collected user data.

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new York Google pays nearly $392 million after US investigation into misleading privacy claims In the investigation, attorneys general for 40 states concluded that Google continued to collect location data from users after users opted out. The $391.5 million will be split between the states, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday.

The prosecutors general criticized the fact that Google had given users the option to refuse the storage of their location data. However, they were not informed that Google apps also automatically collect position data.

In the agreement with the Attorneys General, Google also committed to better informing users about the collection of their location data and ways to turn it off. A Google spokesman told the New York Times that the investigation involved procedures that had been changed years ago.

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