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Attorneys general in 40 states Monday announced a $391.5 million, multi-state settlement with Google over the company’s location tracking practices. The agreement marks the largest US privacy settlement in history. Authorities allege that Google’s collection of location information violated the participating states’ consumer protection laws because “Google misled its users into thinking they had turned [...]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday sued Google for allegedly collecting biometric data on millions of Texans without their informed consent. Paxton cited Texas’ Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act, which prohibits companies from collecting voice or face data for commercial purposes without first informing users. Paxton alleged that, since at least 2015, Google [...]

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The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) Tuesday fined Meta Platforms Ireland Limited €17m for a series of data breaches affecting up to 30 million Facebook users that were disclosed to the Irish DPC by the social media company in 2018. The Irish DPC is Meta’s lead privacy regulator in the EU and opened this inquiry [...]

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The UK High Court Tuesday allowed a representative suit against the video-sharing social media app TikTok alleging the unlawful processing of children’s data. The (now former) Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, brought forth this representative action on behalf of the claimant, a girl under the age of 16, and other children residing in the [...]

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France data watchdog, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), announced Thursday that Google does not guarantee the protection of European data as per GDPR norms. It analyzed the conditions under which data is transferred to the United States through Google Analytics, a service determining site visits by an Internet user. The investigation by [...]

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The District of Columbia and the states of Texas, Indiana and Washington Monday filed lawsuits against Alphabet’s Google over alleged deceptive location-tracking practices and violating the privacy of the users. In separate lawsuits filed against Google, the attorneys general allege that the search engine giant has systematically deceived its users about its location tracking practices [...]

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