$17M Google Privacy Pact Demonstrates Muscle Of State AGs

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- More than three dozen state attorneys general teamed up to reach a $17 million settlement with Google Inc. over alleged privacy violations, they announced Monday, in an impressive display that experts say demonstrates the regulators' growing willingness to go after companies that fail to meet their data collection promises.

The attorneys general of 37 states and the District of Columbia signed on to the pact, which resolved their allegations that Google violated state consumer protection and computer privacy laws by setting third-party cookies on Apple Inc.'s...
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