The state will receive roughly $20 million from tech giant Google to address the lawsuit that it brought against it for utilizing allegedly deceitful location-tracking practices, according to Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita.
According to the details, Rokitas filed a lawsuit against Google when recent negotiations between tech companies and a group of state attorneys general collapsed. A consortium of state officials signed a settlement with tech company for $391.5 million in November.
Indiana received about twice as much money as a result of a separate lawsuit as it would have got to under the deal with the 40 states in the coordinated lawsuit, Rokita said in a statement.
“This settlement is another manifestation of our steadfast commitment to protect Hoosiers from Big Tech’s intrusive schemes,” Rokita said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the News outlets committed an investigation after a 2018 Associated Press story discovered that Google continued to track individuals’ location after they disabled location history feature.
Although Google has not admitted to any wrongdoing as part of the agreement with Indiana, the agreement indicates any appropriate penalization.