Wendy Davis reports:
Google has agreed to pay $5.5 million in order settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that it violated Safari users’ privacy by circumventing their no-tracking settings.
The deal, which received preliminary approval on Wednesday, requires Google to donate around $3 million to six schools and nonprofits — Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Counsel, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford University.
The settlement also calls for the lawyers who brought the case to receive up to $2.5 million. Individual Safari users won’t receive anything.
Read more on MediaPost. I really don’t think that’s enough, and I think those of us whose privacy was violated should receive something.