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New Mexico Sues Google Over Kids’ Data Collection in Schools (2)

Feb. 20, 2020, 6:26 PMUpdated: Feb. 20, 2020, 9:25 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google allegedly collected personal information on New Mexico schoolchildren in violation of a federal children’s privacy law and state consumer protection laws, according to a lawsuit by state attorney general Hector Balderas.

Balderas (D) alleged Google uses its educational products, including G Suite for Education and Chromebook laptops, to collect the data of children under 13 without parental permission.

The data allegedly included “geolocation information, websites visited, terms searched for on Google and YouTube, contact lists, voice recordings” among other data, according to a statement accompanying the complaint.

The suit comes as state attorneys general and privacy...

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