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Federal appeals court strikes down Google’s class action settlement

August 7, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday struck down Google’s $5.5. million settlement over its invasion of privacy of millions of users.

Google settled $5.5 million for installing cookies in browsers and not paying users for their information. The company was accused of exploiting loopholes in the Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers to bypass cookie blockers. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court decided to let a lower court revisit the case. The judges expressed concern over due process and whether the settlement amount was adequate and in the best interest of impacted parties.

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