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Google+ Reaches $7.5 Million Data Breach Settlement

Jan. 7, 2020, 6:43 PM

Google LLC has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a consumer class action over data leaks caused by two software bugs in its now-defunct Google+ social network platform.

The plaintiffs allege that two 2018 data leaks caused the personal information of up to 500,000 users to be exposed due to software glitches that gave third-party application developers access to private Google+ profile data.

The company will deposit the money into a settlement fund to pay class claimants and attorneys’ fees and costs, according to the proposed settlement agreement filed Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...

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