On November 14, 2022, Google LLC agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with the attorneys general of 40 U.S. states over the company’s location tracking controls available in its user account settings.
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On October 31, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will re-open the public comment period on their October 2021 Orders for six large technology companies operating payments platforms to provide information about their business practices.
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On October 20, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought suit against Google alleging various violations of Texas’s biometric privacy law, including that the company unlawfully collected and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without obtaining proper consent.
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On June 23, 2022, Italy’s data protection authority determined that a website’s use of the audience measurement tool Google Analytics is not compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as the tool transfers personal data to the United States, which does not offer an adequate level of data protection.
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The Austrian data protection authority recently published a decision finding that the use of Google Analytics cookies violates both Chapter V of the GDPR, which establishes the rules on international data transfers, and the Schrems II judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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