Google has been penalized by a federal judge for a privacy breach. A fine of $22.5 million has been levied on the search engine giant.

Though a consumer rights group called for a tougher punishment, the U.S. District Judge Susan IIIston rejected the plea. The ruling was passed later this Friday.

The fine is part of a settlement reached three months ago between the Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc.

Google Inc. has been reprimanded as it was alleged of tricking millions of Safari users into believing that there online activities couldn’t be tracked by the company till the time they don’t change their privacy settings

In the history of fines $22.5 million is the most that FTC has ever fined a company for a civil violation.