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Indiana Attorney General Announces $20 Million Settlement from Google

Google is on the hook for $20 million to the State of Indiana as part of a settlement over allegations of deceptive location tracking practices.  

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office announced the settlement Thursday. It marks the resolution of a lawsuit the state filed in January claiming Google misled Hoosiers on how it collects their data.  

“Attorney General Rokita aggressively pursued litigation against Google because even a limited amount of location data can expose a person’s identity and routines,” Rokita’s office said in an emailed news release Thursday. “Such data can be used to infer personal details such as political or religious affiliation, income, health status or participation in support groups — as well as major life events such as marriage and the birth of children.” 

Read the source article at indystar.com

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