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Tenn. Company Settles With NJ Over Data Tracking

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's attorney general said a settlement has been reached with a Tennessee-based data company over allegations that it illegally gathered and sold user information.

A spokesman for the attorney general's said during a two-year period, Dataium tracked more than 181,000 user visits to car dealership web sites and gathered other information without the consent or knowledge of users. The company denies the allegation.

The Nashville-based data analytics company serves the automotive industry by analyzing billions of Internet-based consumer car-shopping sessions.

A company spokeswoman said Dataium has fully cooperated with New Jersey authorities and calls the settlement "amicable."

Under terms of the settlement, Dataium has agreed to a $400,000 payment to New Jersey, but $301,000 of that will be owed only if Dataium fails to comply with the settlement terms.

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