Google Reaches $13M Deal To End Street View Privacy MDL

By Craig Clough (July 22, 2019, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Google LLC has reached a $13 million settlement in multidistrict litigation accusing the tech giant of illegally gathering Wi-Fi network data with its Street View car fleet, agreeing to fund online privacy organizations and educate the public about encrypted networks.

The proposed cy pres settlement — one paid to charities instead of to class members — filed Friday in California federal court would end the putative class action and give about $10 million to eight groups with a history of addressing online consumer privacy issues. The rest of the funds would be dedicated to attorney fees, plaintiff service awards and other...

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