Google to Pay $22.5 Million As Fine To Settle Privacy Charges

Posted on Jul 10 2012 - 6:45am by Editorial Staff

Back in February, Google along with several other prominent advertising networks being caught over bypassing the Safari and mobile safari security restrictions, while after months of talks, it was reported that Google ready to negotiate with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the fine that it have to pay for the breach. Today, The Wall Street Journal confirming that the search giant has agreed to pay $22.5 million in order to settle privacy charges. The fine is expected to be the largest levied on one single company. Google said in a statement, “The FTC is focused on a 2009 help center page. We have now changed that page and taken steps to remove the ad cookies,” while the penalty for violating the agreement is $16,000 per violation per day.

 

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