Google Privacy Settlements: How Much Will Users Get?

Google has finalized or agreed to four massive settlements in the past year, addressing alleged violations of consumer data laws.

Google logo
(Image credit: Getty Images)

In the past year, Google has settled a series of sweeping privacy lawsuits, resulting in nearly $600 million in settlement payout agreements to states and affected users. So what happened with each lawsuit, and what can you expect if Google violated your privacy?

Google's $23M search privacy settlement

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Ben Demers
Audience Engagement Manager,

Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.