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Google to compensate users who searched between 2006 and 2013

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Google to compensate users who searched between 2006 and 2013

After 13 years of litigation, Google agreed to pay $7.7 per user.


Google agreed to settle class action , which lasted 13 years and reached the Supreme Court. The company pledged to pay $23 million to those users who used the Google search engine between 2006 and 2013 and clicked on links from search results. Anyone who had access to a computer and the Internet during this period of time can receive payments.

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 due to the fact that Google, without the consent of users, transferred their search queries to third-party sites. This violated privacy laws and went against Google’s promises to its users. Search queries may contain personal information such as name, address, phone number or credit card number.

In 2015, the court approved an $8.5 million compromise solution, but most of the money went to support non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting online privacy. One of the participants in the suit challenged this decision and obtained its review by the Supreme Court. In 2019, the case returned to the district court, where a new settlement was reached.

Under the terms of the settlement, Google pleads not guilty, but is committed to disclosing on its site how users’ search queries are transmitted to third-party sites. In addition, the company will compensate all users who apply on the settlement site by July 31, 2023. The amount of compensation will be approximately $7.70 per person.

The final approval of the settlement is scheduled for October 12, 2023. If you would like to receive compensation from Google or opt out of a lawsuit, visit settlement site .



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