Google's $8.5M Privacy Deal Cracks Puzzling Injury Issues

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. is facing backlash over a recently proposed $8.5 million settlement that would resolve a pair of privacy class actions without giving consumers any money, but attorneys predict the pact will gain approval from the court and become a model for companies addressing thorny injury issues.

The Google settlement came under fire Thursday, when Consumer Watchdog, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and other consumer groups penned a letter urging U.S. District Judge Edward Davila to reject the settlement of claims that Google illegally divulged search...
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