Google agrees to pay $7 million for privacy violations

Google agreed on Tuesday to pay $7 million for privacy violations stemming from their mapping service that had accidentally collected sensitive and personal information from unsecured networks when sending around their camera cars that added photographs to its online maps.

As part of the settlement with 37 states, Google said it will destroy the offending data and ensure that such violations do not occur again.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Woodrow Hartzog, a law professor at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, where he specializes in privacy law and online communication, to discuss the fine.


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