From the wow-that-will-really-hurt-them-NOT! dept.:
Tom McFarland reports:
A Delaware federal judge on Thursday gave final approval to a $5.5 million settlement between Google Inc. and a nationwide class of plaintiffs that had challenged the tech giant’s practice of overriding cookie blockers to access users’ internet history information.
The payout, preliminarily approved in August, will be distributed among six cy pres recipients—all leaders in researching and advocating for online privacy, according to court documents.
Thursday’s came over the sole objection of Theodore H. Frank, who has opposed similar settlements in other cases involving Subway, Red Bull and Gillette. In the Google case, Frank again argued that the settlement should be rejected because it did not directly compensate class plaintiffs for their claims under California’s privacy laws.
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