Aug 302014
 August 30, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court

The proposed $8.5 million settlement in In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation may not be approved. Joel Rosenblatt reports:

Google Inc. (GOOG)’s settlement of a privacy lawsuit probably won’t win approval because it includes a donation to an Internet research center at Harvard University and to other schools that attorneys who brought the case attended, a judge said.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila voiced his concerns at a hearing today in San Jose, California, over the settlement of a suit claiming the company transferred personal information contained in user searches to third parties including marketers and data brokers.

Read more on Bloomberg.

Privacy organizations had objected to the settlement, as John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog explains in discussing yesterday’s hearing.

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