New Jersey to receive more than $17M in Google tracking settlement

It is part of a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users' locations.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2022, 10:22 PM

Updated 615 days ago

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The state of New Jersey will receive more than $17 million from Google as part of a settlement.
It is part of a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users' locations.
The states' investigation was sparked by a 2018 Associated Press story, which found that Google continued to track people's location data even after they opted out of such tracking by disabling a feature the company called “location history."
Google uses sensors on devices such as Wi-Fi to track a consumer’s data. But this can expose a person’s identity and personal details.
Google will now be required to show and limit tracking information, as well as making account controls easier to use.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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