Google To Pay State AGs $17M Over Safari Tracking Claims

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 3:54 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has agreed to pay $17 million to more than 30 state attorneys general to resolve claims that the company bypassed Apple Inc.'s Safari browser privacy settings in order to secretly track consumers' Internet activity, the regulators announced Monday.

The pact arises from allegations advanced by the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas and Maryland, along with 30 other states and the District of Columbia, that Google violated state consumer protection and related computer privacy laws by setting third-party cookies...
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