Google has agreed to pay USD 391.5 million to forty American States to end investigations into how it collects users’ data.

The States allege the violation of their consumers’ right to confidentiality because the platform is collecting geolocation data for advertising purposes without the proper authorizations. According to the States, the platform cannot pretend to provide users with tools to handle the data collected and ignore such tools when selling the data to advertisers.

The agreement settled obliges Google to indicate the geolocation data that it will collect clearly.

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