The settlement is expected to be made during the coming week
Google is close to paying $7m to settle with 30 US states over its collection of passwords and other personal data through its Street View mapping cars from home Wi-Fi networks.
The announcement is expected to be made by the states during the coming week, while some of the final details of the deal have yet to be settled.
Google has always maintained the incident was a mistake.
The 30 states action in 2010 was led by then-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and came after Google revealed its fleet of Street View cars had accidentally gathered data from unsecured wireless networks.
The $7m payment will be shared among the states involved in the investigation.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already ordered Google to pay a fine of $25,000 for obstructing its investigation into the matter.