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Google Sued by States and U.S. DOJ over Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Space

A bipartisan coalition of eight AGs and the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google LLC alleging anticompetitive, monopolistic conduct regarding digital advertising technologies in violation of the Sherman Act.

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In 2022, Opioids, Data Privacy, and ESG Dominated the State AG Landscape

2022 was a landmark year for state attorneys general.  From billion-dollar global settlements with players in each link of the opioids distribution chain to record-setting settlements with a tech giant, this past year AGs joined forces across the aisle to resolve disputes with some of the most prominent companies in the United States.

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Indiana and D.C. AGs Settle with Google over Alleged Deceptive Location Tracking Practices

Indiana AG Todd Rokita and District of Columbia AG Karl A. Racine announced settlements with Google LLC over allegations that it utilized “dark patterns” and other deceptive practices to track consumers’ location data even when the consumers believed that they had successfully turned off Google’s tracking in their privacy settings. Under the terms of the…

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Epic Games Pays $520 Million to FTC to Settle Privacy Violation and Dark Pattern Allegations

The FTC reached two separate settlements with Epic Games, Inc., the creator of the online video game Fortnite, for a combined total of $520 million. The first settlement resolves allegations that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC Act by collecting personal information from children without appropriate parental consents.…

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AG Rokita Sues TikTok for Misrepresenting App’s Data Security and Safety for Children

Indiana AG Todd Rokita filed two lawsuits against TikTok Inc. and an affiliated entity, alleging violations of the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act and seeking civil penalties and declaratory and injunctive relief. The first complaint filed by AG Rokita alleges that TikTok collects highly sensitive data from consumers that is potentially accessible by the Chinese…

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