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  • Google has agreed to pay $392 million for misleading users who thought they turned off location tracking.
  • The settlement sets a new record for internet privacy settlements in the US.
  • Google will have to provide clearer disclosures about its tracking in 2023.

Google has found itself in legal hot water a number of times in 2022. But, it looks like the company is, at least, closing the door on one of its lawsuits from earlier in the year. Unfortunately for Google, the conclusion to this lawsuit will cost the tech giant $392 million.

Back in January, attorneys general from Washington, DC, Texas, Washington state, and Indiana launched a case against Google. The lawsuit alleged that Google deceived users by collecting their location data even when those users thought they had turned tracking off.