Google Settlement Over Search Data Lacks Teeth, Groups Say

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Several consumer and privacy advocate groups on Thursday said Google Inc.’s recent $8.5 million settlement of a pair of class actions alleging the company illegally divulged search information to third parties should not be accepted because it wouldn’t make Google change its practices.

The plaintiffs in the litigation last month asked U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila to approve the deal, in which Google agreed to update its “frequently asked questions” section to disclose the disputed practice and pay millions to groups like Harvard Law School’s...
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Case Title

In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation


Case Number

5:10-cv-04809

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

October 25, 2010


Case Title

Priyev v. Google, Inc.


Case Number

5:13-cv-00093

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

January 8, 2013

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