Google Will Pay Pa., Other States $17M in Privacy Fight

By Zenovia Campbell | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Thursday, Nov 21, 2013  |  Updated 6:22 PM EDT
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Google Settles Privacy Lawsuit for Millions

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Pennsylvania is one of the states that will get a payout from Google.
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Over an eight-month period beginning in June 2011, Google allegedly bypassed Safari’s privacy settings without users’ consent — and it will cost them.

Pennsylvania, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, entered into a $17-million settlement with Google for the violation. Pennsylvania will receive $484,000.

"I am so proud to have worked across state and party lines to send a clear message to Internet firms across the spectrum that consumers and their privacy must be respected," Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced in a statement. Read more about the settlement on PBJ.com

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