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Carrier IQ Preliminary $9M Spyware Class Action Settlement Reached


This is a settlement for the Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CIQ Claiming Smartphone Wiretap Violations lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: A preliminary settlement agreement has been reached in a wire tap class action lawsuit filed by owners of mobile phones with Carrier IQ Software on their devices and who alleged having experienced the interception and logging of SMS text messages content and Internet search terms, among other communications, by that software.

The Settlement provides for a Gross Settlement Fund of $9 million in monetary relief to the proposed settlement class. Additionally, Carrier iQ agreed, prior to the acquisition of its assets by AT&T Mobility IP, LLC, to provide certain injunctive relief to the proposed class.

Based on court documents , the estimated nationwide settlement class is thought to consist of some 79 million members.

The Parties' Agreement defines the Settlement Class as follows: All persons in the United States who, during the Class Period, purchased, owned, or were an Authorized User of, any Covered Mobile Device. The Class Period is defined as "that period of time between December 1, 2007 and the date of entry of the Court' order granting preliminary approval of the Settlement."The Agreement defines an Authorized User as "a person authorized by name on the Wireless Provider account for a Covered Mobile Device during the Class Period."

The proposed settlement must receive court approval.

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Published on Jan-25-16


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C I Q 40034577-3 case no. 12-MD 2330 emc I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH THE CLASS ACTION SUIT I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING YET.

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Yes, I have smart phone, ready to be included along with my family and friends, such shame so many were affected.

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We have owner several smart phones and about 4 tablets please include us in settlement

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