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Washington Defeats Google’s Bid to Kill Location Privacy Suit

May 20, 2022, 10:58 PM

Google failed to a persuade a state court judge to toss out Washington’s lawsuit claiming the technology giant secretly collects user location data for targeted advertising, Bob Ferguson, the state’s attorney general said on Twitter Friday.

  • Washington accused Alphabet Inc.’s Google in a complaint in January of using various deceptive and unfair practices to obtain users’ “consent” to be tracked online
  • A group of state attorneys general, including Texas, Indiana and Washington D.C., have also filed similar complaints against Google in their respective state courts over user location data
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