ComScore Pays $14M To Escape Massive Privacy Class Action
By Andrew Scurria
Law360, New York (June 4, 2014, 2:54 PM ET) -- ComScore Inc. has struck a $14 million settlement with what is believed to be the largest class ever certified under federal electronic privacy laws, composed of Web users who allegedly had the online analytics giant's data-harvesting software installed on their computers without consent, according to court documents filed Friday.
If approved, the pact would compensate a certified class of thousands of individuals in a suit claiming comScore secretly surveilled them through its proprietary tracking software OSSProxy and sold their private information. ComScore allegedly snuck the program...