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Google to pay $85 million to settle Arizona's deceptive location-tracking claims

By Jenn Brice and Mike Swift
  • 04 Oct 2022 17:43
  • 04 Oct 2022 18:52
Google will pay the state of Arizona $85 million to settle claims the company tracked the geographic location of Android phone owners by confusing the owners with complicated settings that made it unclear whether their location was being tracked.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed the complaint against Google in May 2020, following

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Jenn Brice

Reporter


Jenn is a data privacy and security reporter based in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Before joining MLex, she edited UVA’s independent student newspaper and interned at Morning Brew, where she contributed to emerging tech and marketing newsletters.

Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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