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State to receive $336K in Google settlement (UPDATE)

By: Eric Heisig//November 18, 2013//

State to receive $336K in Google settlement (UPDATE)

By: Eric Heisig//November 18, 2013//

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The state of Wisconsin will receive about $336,000 from Google after the company violated consumer protection laws with those using its website, according to a news release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

The company is settling with 35 other states and the District of Columbia for $17 million, according to the release. They are alleged to have still registered website clicks from consumers using the Safari browser, even though some consumers had privacy settings on, between June 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012.

In addition to the monetary settlement, Google will have to take steps to ensure that consumers know what the company is doing with the information it collects, as well as vow to not violate the privacy of those who use their website, according to the release.

The company’s settlement with Wisconsin was signed Nov. 8.

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