$8.5-Million Disaster for Google Buzz
Google Buzz, a service was launched on February this year. Shortly after the launch many users were concerned about privacy and hence Google Buzz was sued by a group of Buzz users which recently has reached a settlement in this case.
According to the settlement Google Buzz states that “We quickly changed the service to address users’ concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.”
Though, this is not a final settlement from the Court where people using Gmail can file to receive compensation. All Gmail users in US are included in the settlement, until and unless one personally decides to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. To find more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, you can visit at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com.