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Google Fails to Shake D.C. Privacy Suit on Location Tracking (1)

Sept. 1, 2022, 2:05 PMUpdated: Sept. 1, 2022, 3:35 PM

Alphabet Inc.‘s Google lost its bid to block a lawsuit filed by Washington, D.C.'s attorney general alleging the tech giant deceived consumers about its location tracking practices.

A judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia rejected Google’s request to drop the suit in a Wednesday ruling.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D) joined with several other state attorneys general to sue Google early this year, accusing the company of tricking consumers into disclosing their locations to facilitate sending them targeted advertisements. Even when consumers turn off a location tracking setting, Google continues to follow their ...