Tennessee To Receive 14.5 Million In Google Settlement
Tennessee has come into some cash…thanks to Google. The Giant tech company has agreed to a $319 million settlement in a lawsuit involving multiple states. That lawsuit revolved around Google’s Location History setting in their app. That setting was not on unless the user turned it on in their phone. However, according to a report from the Associated Press back in 2018, the Web & App Activity setting, which is a separate account setting, is automatically “on” when users set up their Google account, including all Android phone users. That app let Google track the users location and allowed them to tailor ads to that particular user, without the users consent. Numerous states including Tennessee joined in a lawsuit against Google saying that the tech giant had violated state consumer protection laws. Tennessee will receive $14,560,086.13 as their part of that settlement. According to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, this is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in United States history.