Google will pay Arizona $85M to settle lawsuit over Android’s location tracking


What you need to know

  • Google will pay $85 million to Arizona to settle a privacy lawsuit.
  • The company was sued back in 2020 for allegedly using Android users’ location data to power its advertising engine.
  • Google said the accusation was based on outdated policies.

In another win for privacy, Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Arizona’s attorney general in 2020 against the search giant for allegedly collecting location data from Android users for targeted ads.

Bloomberg (opens in new tab) reports that Google will pay $85 million in settlement of the case. Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich called the settlement one of the largest in the state’s history.