AOL's $5M Settlement OK'd In Consumer Data Release Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 28, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday signed off on a $5 million settlement between AOL Inc. and a class of more than 650,000 AOL members whose search queries and screen names the company made available for download.

AOL agreed in December to settle the dispute with the class, which includes all U.S. residents whose Internet search queries were made available for download in 2006. The settlement allows for payments between $50 and $100 for each class member and also stipulates that AOL will pay additional costs...
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