Carrier IQ, Samsung Ink $9M Deal To End Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (January 25, 2016, 5:18 PM EST) -- Consumers accusing software maker Carrier IQ, along with Samsung and other cellphone manufacturers, of illegally collecting their data told a California federal judge on Friday that they've reached a $9 million deal covering 79 million people after settlement negotiations stalled last year.

Prior to having its assets scooped up by AT&T Mobility LLC late last year, Carrier IQ Inc. produced software for phones made by Samsung Electronics America Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC, HTC America Inc. and others, allowing the company and its customers to capture sensitive user data.

In a joint filing, both sides announced a global settlement in multidistrict litigation...

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