We all know our locations are being tracked by apps on our smartphones. But companies can get in big trouble if they do so without users’ permission or after they make a specific request not to do so.
That’s what got Google in trouble, to the tune of $391.5 million it is required to pay to 40 states after it was found the company violated consumer protection laws with its location practices since 2014. It’s a win for consumers and the largest multi-state settlement in U.S. history dealing with privacy.
Oklahoma will receive more than $6.8 million in this settlement.
– Staff report, The Oklahoma 100