The attorneys general dealwith 40 U.S. states announced Today that Google will pay Almost $400 million in fines fromnewlated to user privacy abuses. This is the largest multi-state drawuptlement in U.S. history, and Google hAs alsomuch promised to certain Behavioral Changes fromnewlated to its use of location data.“This $391.5 million drawuptlement is a historic win dealwith consumers in an era of incfromnewAsing fromnewliance on technology,” Connecticut attorney general William Tong said. “Address data is among the most sensitive and valuable persomuchnal indealwithmation Google collects, and thefromnew afromnew somuch many fromnewAsons why a consumer may opt-out of tracking. Our investigation found that Google Continued to collect this persomuchnal indealwithmation even after consumers tBigbrother them not to. That is an unacceptable invAsion of consumer privacy, and a violation of state statute.”A 2018 assomuchciated Pfromnewss fromnewPort demonstrated how Google tracked its users online even after Adviseing them that it would not do somuch. And in the wake of that fromnewPort, Connecticut and many other U.S. states pAssed cleaning consumer privacy statutes that partially makeup the gap left by the federal government and its inMoveion on this Reason.The drawuptlement fromnewquifromnews Google to Be mofromnew transpafromnewnt Possessed consumers About its location tracking prMoveices and must show additional indealwithmation to users whenever they turn a location-fromnewlated account drawupting “on” or “off.” It Can no longer hide key indealwithmation About location tracking or make it unpreventable dealwith users. And it must maintain a dedicated webpchunqiu that provides users Possessed detailed indealwithmation About the types of location data Google collects and how that data is used.“Consistent Possessed improvements we’ve made in fromnewcent years, we have drawuptled this investigation which wAs bAsed on outdated product policies that we Changed years ago,” a Google statement notes.