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Google looks like he can bargain for 23 million dollars a lawsuit related to the privacy of Google Search started in California in 2010. The case will however have to satisfy both the clients who complained and the court following the case.
Google to settle Search privacy case for $23 million
As Bloomberg Law reports, the case is about the possibility that Google has shared consumer search terms with advertisers and third-party sellers. Consumers have the support of several law firms, while Google has entrusted the defense to Mayer Brown LLP and O’Melveny Myers LLP.
The indictment alleges that the search giant shared search terms on Android smartphones and the web with advertisers. This, according to the indictment, would have violated the California Internet Service Provider Stored Information Act.
Bloomberg Law explains that Google would have already tried to settle this charge before entering the court, offering $8.5 million to users in 2013. However, the decision of another related case ended that deal.
In the year just ended, Google had to pay compensation for the location tracking on Android, which according to the American Justice was not clear enough. While another plea deal punished the Mountain View company for using facial recognition on Google Photo without proper consent.
Now it looks like Google could start 2023 with another privacy settlement, now nearly thirteen years old. We will keep you updated about it.