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Indiana shares in Google cookie settlement

IL Staff
November 18, 2013
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Indiana is one of 28 states that will share in a $17 million settlement agreement with Google Inc. over its unauthorized placement of cookies on computers using Apple’s Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermann announced the agreement Monday. Google inserted third-party cookies on Safari users’ computers when users clicked on ads, circumventing Safari’s default privacy settings. The cookies could be used to collect personal data and Web-browsing histories. Google halted the practice in February 2012 after it was widely reported.

In addition to the $17 million payment, Google agreed to an injunction preventing the company from, among other things, deploying the type of code used in this case to override a browser’s cookie-blocking settings without the consumer’s consent, unless it is necessary to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or technical issues, according to a statement from Schneidermann’s office.

Indiana’s share of the settlement will be $354,570, the office of Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in a statement.




 

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