ComScore Pays $14M To Escape Massive Privacy Class Action

By Andrew Scurria (June 4, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT) -- 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 onto users' computers by bundling it together with seemingly benign applications like screensavers, music programs...

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