Google Gets Final OK For $5.5M Privacy Deal With Users

By Kat Sieniuc (February 2, 2017, 5:23 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge on Thursday put the final stamp of approval on a deal that sees Google pay $5.5 million to resolve multidistrict litigation over its alleged practice of bypassing internet browser privacy settings to spy on users' communications and track usage.

Following her preliminary approval of the settlement in August, U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson held the terms of the deal were fair and reasonable, and adequately compensates the settlement class as a whole.

Under terms of the settlement, Google will make cy pres payments, or donations, to the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the Berkman Center...

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