Google to pay Indiana $20 million to resolve privacy suit

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  • It alleged that the company has deceived and misled users about its practices since at least 2014.Rokita said he sued Google because even a limited amount of location data can expose a person’s identity and routines.
  • The company issued a lengthy statement Friday saying that over the past few years, it has introduced more transparency — and tools to help users manage their data and minimize the data it collects.
  • 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, he said.
  • Rokitas filed a separate lawsuit against Google when negotiations between the company and a coalition of state attorneys general stalled, he said.
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Google will pay Indiana $20 million to resolve the state’s lawsuit against the technology giant over allegedly deceptive location tracking practices, state Attorney General Todd Rokita announced.
  • Indiana’s lawsuit alleged Google uses location data to build detailed user profiles and target ads.
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