Thursday, November 1, 2018

Google Class-Action Law Suit: 129M People Will Get $0 For Privacy Rights Violations

Seems about right. It's funny how most of the money goes to lawyers, and the people actually affected get the shaft.

The approximately 129 million people who Googled in the United States between the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2014 may have had their privacy rights violated. Some lawyers thought so, and filed a class-action suit on their behalf. The search-engine giant coughed up $8.5 million as a settlement. The Supreme Court reviewed the math Wednesday, and the payout for each class member was even smaller than one might expect: $0.00.