Massachusetts is receiving over nine-million-dollars in a nationwide settlement with Google over misleading consumers about its location tracking.
he money is the state's share of the 391-million-dollars being paid to 40 states to settle allegations that Google violated consumer protection laws.
In addition to the payments, the settlement requires Google to be more transparent in how and when their data is tracked and collected.
"Technology companies need to be upfront with users about how and when their data is tracked and shared, especially when it comes to location information which can reveal personal information about people’s lives,” said AG Healey. “This unprecedented agreement holds Google accountable for these deceptive practices, requires more transparency, and ensures more consumer control over what information is used.”
Attorney General Maura Healey says the agreement holds Google accountable for its deceptive practices.
Connecticut is part of the settlement. Rhode Island is not.
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