Wendy Davis reports:
Analytics company KISSmetrics has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by promising to avoid using ETags or other “supercookies” to track people online without first notifying them and giving them a choice.
The company also will pay $2,500 each to the consumers who sued — John Kim and Dan Schutzman — and around $500,000 to the attorneys who brought the case, according to court papers filed on Thursday.
If approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco, the settlement would resolve a dispute alleging that KISSmetrics violated wiretap laws by using ETags (and other supercookies) for tracking.
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h/t, Frederic Borgesius