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Google Beats New Mexico Attorney General’s Child Privacy Claims

Sept. 28, 2020, 5:03 PM

Alphabet Inc.‘s Google beat claims by New Mexico’s attorney general that the company violates children’s privacy by collecting data on users of its educational tools.

Google’s data collection doesn’t breach the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act because the company gets schools’ permission to collect the information, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled Sept. 25.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) had alleged Google violates the law because it doesn’t get parents’ permission. The court found the schools’ agreement with Google’s terms governs collection of data through the G Suite for Education platform. ...