Google's $8.5M Privacy Pact Going To Inapt Orgs, Groups Say

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 8:34 PM ET) -- A coalition of privacy groups stepped up its opposition to the proposed $8.5 million settlement of a California class action alleging Google Inc. illegally divulged search information, saying Wednesday that counsel has failed to show how the seven organizations chosen to receive cy pres funds are appropriate.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Consumer Watchdog, Center for Digital Democracy, Patient Privacy Rights and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse ripped the defense of the settlement provided by plaintiffs' counsel in a...
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