Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Claim for Google Search Settlement?

Find out details of Google search data settlement at that has been filed due to disclose of personal information of Google users.

Google’s search engine is popular for its simplicity and intelligence. Internet users visit Google search page several times in one day. Recently Google has undergoes class action for revealing user’s information to third parties. Google search settlement has been preliminarily approved by court for settlement fund of $8.5 million.

Claim for Google Search Settlement

In Google search settlement, it is claimed that search engine of Google has worked in such a way that it violates user’s internet privacy rights by disclosing user’s personal information to third parties. Google search engine uses users’ search terms in the URL of the search results page. It helps to third party websites to get information of users whenever user clicked on their website link from the search results page. This information may contain names, residential address, social security number and other personal information that can cause high risk of identity theft.

This situation arises due to “Referrer headers” feature of search engine. Through “Referrer headers” web servers, web browsers, and other web-enabled tools communicate to transfer data and other information. Under the particular circumstances referrer header identifies the page and information about user who search that page. Hence, as per the claims of plaintiff Google has violated Electronic Communications Privacy Act, breach of contract, breach of contract implied in law, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, and declaratory judgment and corresponding injunctive relief.

Any one who have used Google search engine after October 26, 2006 are considered as the eligible class members. You can accept the terms of settlement to sue Google in lawsuit. If you are not interested in class action settlement, then you can exclude yourself before June 24, 2014. You can object in the class action and can ask to speak into the court before the deadline August 8, 2014.

After the approval of court on settlement, $8.5 million fund money will be distributed to nonprofitable organizations like Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, World Privacy Forum; Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago-Kent College of Law Center for Information, Society and Policy, and AARP Inc. for research and betterment of society. For more information and court documents, visit official class action site

Highlights of Google Search Data Class Action Settlement:

Official website of Google Search Data Class Action

Address of administrator:
Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002

Toll free helpline number: (855) 332-3405
Deadline to exclude in settlement: June 24, 2014
Deadline to object in settlement: August 8, 2014
Final hearing date: August 29, 2014

Settlement fund: $8.5 million fund money will be provided to non profitable organization


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