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New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids’ personal data – Source Reuters Tech News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students’ personal information without the required parental consent.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Google called the allegations “factually wrong” and did not respond to a request to elaborate.

The company sells its Chromebook laptops to schools around the world alongside its free or low-cost G Suite for Education software package, which includes email and writing tools.

Brian McMath, an assistant attorney general under Balderas, said recent testing by his team and outside technical experts found that students aged below 13 who are given Chromebooks by their schools have their Web browsing, location, passwords and other personal information transmitted to Google.

The lawsuit states that…

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