Google agreed will pay $93 million to the State of California after receiving multiple complaints about Track people’s location without their consent For commercial purposes. This wouldn’t be the first time the company has been accused of misleading users.
The agreement aims to stop Complaints arising from an investigation conducted by the California Department of Justice, which found that the tech giant By denying this option, users were led to believe that they were not being tracked but in reality they were being monitored.
“Our research revealed this Google wanted to tell its users one thing, but did the opposite and continued to track its users’ movements for your own commercial benefit said Attorney General Rob Bonta.
In addition to the millions spent, Google needs to provide more information The settlement ruled on the location data it collects from users. Bonta claimed so The company’s actions are “unacceptable” and that they must take responsibility by honoring the agreement.
The first lawsuit against the tracker
It is not the first time that Google has had to pay a sum of millions for tracking users without their consent. In 2022, the company paid $85 million to stop similar complaints in Arizona.
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The company then had to pay an additional $392 million to settle localization lawsuits in 40 US states, including Oregon, New York and Florida.
For his part, Google spokesman José Castañeda apologized and assured this “The complaints are based on outdated product guidelines that we changed years ago.” and that the company has modified the tool.