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Daily Dashboard | Missouri AG investigating Google for consumer protection violations Related reading: Global 500 companies to spend $7.8B on GDPR compliance

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MediaPost reports Missouri Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley announced he is investigating Google for potential violations of state antitrust and consumer protection laws. Hawley’s investigation will center on Google's use of consumer data, allegations it discriminates against competitors in search results, and whether the company’s privacy policy properly discloses any data-mining practices. "Through this extensive cross-platform data collection, Google can construct highly detailed profiles of users and their online activity," Hawley said. "Google leverages this user information as part of its highly profitable online advertising business, and it also may sell certain user information to third parties." Google denied receiving a subpoena, despite Hawley saying one has been sent. "We have strong privacy protections in place for our users and continue to operate in a highly competitive and dynamic environment," a Google spokesperson said.
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