State prosecutors in the United States have fined Google nearly $393 million for violating user location data.
In the United States, the Michigan Attorney General's Office alleged that Google, the world's most active Internet search engine, illegally tracked users' locations and demanded that 40 US states pay $391.5 million during the investigation.
The attorneys general said the settlement was a historic victory for consumers and a major achievement involving the largest number of states in U.S. history on privacy issues.
In addition to the settlement, the Iowa Attorney General's Office made it clearer to consumers when Google's location tracking occurs and required users to provide more detailed information about location tracking information on a dedicated web page.
The attorneys general said the settlement is a historic victory for consumers and the largest privacy settlement in U.S. history.
A similar lawsuit against Google was filed by the state of Arizona, which was later settled with the company for $85 million in October 2022.