Google settles $600 million in privacy lawsuits. Do you owe cash?

Between September 2022 and January 2023, Google settled a series of sweeping privacy lawsuits, resulting in nearly $600 million in damages. settlement payments For affected states and users. So what happened with each lawsuit, and what would you expect if Google violated your privacy?

Google Illinois Settlement: $100 million

On September 28, a judge in Cook County, Illinois, agreed to a final settlement of $100 million in a lawsuit (Opens in a new tab) Google’s face aggregator, which sorts faces on Google Images by similarity, allegedly violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law, according to Chicago Tribune (Opens in a new tab). Illinois law requires companies to obtain users’ consent before collecting and saving biometric information.

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