Google Settles California Lawsuit for $93 Million Over Location Data Privacy Violations

Google Settles California Lawsuit for $93 Million Over Location Data Privacy Violations

Google to Pay $93 Million in Settlement with California Attorney General, Vows to Improve Location Data Transparency

In a significant legal development, Google has agreed to a settlement of $93 million with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, effectively closing the chapter on allegations that the tech giant’s location-privacy practices infringed upon the state’s consumer protection laws. The California Department of Justice had accused Google of surreptitiously “collecting, storing, and utilizing location data” for consumer advertising purposes without obtaining informed consent from users.

The Accusations and Legal Resolution