Fla. to receive $395,000 from Google settlement

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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:06 pm | Updated: 5:06 pm, Sun Mar 24, 2013.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will receive about $395,000 out of a nationwide $7 million settlement with the search giant Google over its collection of personal information from unsecured wireless networks.

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the settlement Tuesday. Google also agreed to train employees about privacy and confidentiality for the next 10 years.

Google revealed that antenna-equipped company cars taking on-the-street photographs for its Street View service in Google Maps also collected personal information online from 2008-2010. That may have included addresses of viewed Web pages and full or partial emails.

Florida is one of 38 states and the District of Columbia that took part in the settlement. Google has not admitted any wrongdoing.

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