US Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Thursday that Google must pay $39.9 million in fines to the state of Washington to settle a lawsuit against Alphabet (Google’s parent company) for tracking users’ locations.

The state alleges that Google was able to collect user information even when users turned off location on their phones and other devices. The state of Washington considers this action by Google as a violation of user privacy.

to report ReutersOn Wednesday, an agreement was filed in King County Superior Court requiring Google to provide clearer explanations of how it tracks users, along with a more complete explanation of its location technologies. Google denied some of the charges, but agreed to pay the fine.

Google last year by the state of Arizona It was accused of improper location tracking practices and forced to pay a fine of $85 million.

Last Friday, the Attorney General of Texas announced that Google had agreed to pay a fine of 8 million dollars It gave deceptive ads for the Pixel 4 phone.

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