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Federal Judge Approves $8.5 Million as Settlement of Google Buzz Class Action

This is a settlement for the Internet/Technology lawsuit.

San Francisco, CA: An $8.5 million settlement of the class action brought against Google over alleged privacy violations linked to Google's social network "Buzz", has been approved by a federal judge.

Reportedly, $6 million of the settlement will be split between 14 privacy organizations and nonprofits, while the majority of the remainding funds going to the plaintiffs' attorneys.

The newly approved settlement will see the restoration of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University as recipients of funds: in the original agreement, 12 entities were included. However, U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ruled this week that both institutions should receive the funds. "The court does not find good cause to exclude EPIC from the list of recipients," Ware wrote. "EPIC has demonstrated that it is a well-established and respected organization within the field of Internet privacy."

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Published on Jun-1-11


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