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US judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

The Associated Press
Updated: September 28, 2020 11:56 AM
Created: September 28, 2020 11:44 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google.

The judge concluded in a ruling Friday that federal laws and regulations do not require direct consent from parents when schools participate in Google's education platforms.

The company had asked that the case be dismissed, saying in court filings that it hasn't violated any laws.

New Mexico can amend its complaint, and Attorney General Hector Balderas said Monday he will continue to litigate to protect child privacy rights.

The lawsuit was filed in 2018, alleging that Twitter, Google and mobile app companies violated state and federal laws by collecting personal information.

In the New Mexico case, the state alleged Google failed to give direct notice to parents and that any notice Google provided wasn't intended for the child's parent and contains terms that no child under the age of 13 would comprehend.

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