Facebook's $90M Deal To End Privacy Lawsuit Gets Early OK

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By Bonnie Eslinger (March 31, 2022, 6:42 PM EDT) — A California federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved Facebook’s $90 million deal to settle a long-running data privacy lawsuit claiming it unlawfully tracked browsing activity for about 124 million users even after they logged off the social media platform, bringing over a decade of litigation near to a close.

Before giving the greenlight, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said the case has had a “very important path,” noting the long history of the litigation, including a Ninth Circuit decision on economic harm that revived the lawsuit and Facebook’s failed bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in on the matter….

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