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Iowa to receive $6.1M from Google location tracking settlement


Attorneys general from 39 states, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, have reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. Iowa will receive $6.17 million from the settlement, which is the largest multistate attorney general privacy settlement in U.S. history. “When consumers make the decision to not share location data on their devices, they should be able to trust that a company will no longer track their every move,” Miller said in a prepared statement. “That wasn’t the case when it comes to Google’s tracking practices. This settlement makes it clear that companies must be transparent in how they track customers and abide by state and federal privacy laws.” The attorneys general opened the investigation into Google in 2018 and found the company violated state consumer protection laws by misleading consumers about its location tracking practices since at least 2014, a news release said. The settlement also requires Google to be more transparent with consumers about its practices.

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