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New Mexico: AG files lawsuit against Google over collection of children's personal data

The New Mexico Attorney General ('AG'), Hector Balderas, announced, on 20 February 2020, that the state had filed a lawsuit against Google LLC over the alleged collection of personal data from children under 13 without parental consent, in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and New Mexico's Unfair Practices Act. In particular, the AG alleged that Google offers the G Suite for Education products to New Mexico school districts at no cost, then using its products to collect large quantities of information, without the consent of the children's parents. Furthermore, the AG noted that the types of information collected include geolocation information, visited websites, Google and YouTube's searched tems, contact lists, and voice recordings, among others. In addition, the AG highlighted that he had filed a similar lawsuit against Google and several other tech companies in September 2018, which is still awaiting a decision.

You can read the press release here.