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Google to Pay $85 Million to End Arizona Consumer-Privacy Suit

  • State sued company in 2020 over location data tracking
  • Google says case based on outdated policies changed years ago


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Alphabet Inc.’s Google will pay $85 million to resolve a consumer privacy suit by Arizona claiming the technology giant surreptitiously collects data on users’ whereabouts for targeted advertising.

The settlement comes as Google is facing similar complaints by a group of state attorneys general, including Texas, Indiana and Washington D.C., in their respective state courts, over user location data.