by The Center Square Staff at Just the News
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich got his state $85 million in a recent lawsuit settlement.
Arizona settled for that amount with Google LLC. The tech giant deceptively obtained users’ location data and used it to make billions in profit. It’s one of the largest consumer fraud lawsuits in Arizona history.
“When I was elected attorney general, I promised Arizonans I would fight for them and hold everyone, including corporations like Google, accountable,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release. “I am proud of this historic settlement that proves no entity, not even big tech companies, is above the law.”
Most of the $85 million will go into the state general fund and need legislative appropriation to be spent. However, $5 million is going to attorney general education programs, according to Brnovich’s office.
General Brnovich started investigating Google after a 2018 Associated Press article revealed the company misled and deceived its consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data. Google did so by tracking smartphones even when consumers disabled the “Location History” setting.
General Brnovich sued Google in May 2020. He became the first attorney general…Continue Reading