Judges Approves Google’s $22.5 Million Settlement with FTC for Safari Privacy Violation
United States v. Google, Inc.
By Casey Holzapfel – Edited by Charlie Stiernberg
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California approved a proposed consent order between the United States and Google that requires Google to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty. Amicus curiae Consumer Watchdog was granted leave to submit a brief challenging the stipulated consent order, after it was filed in August. District Judge Susan Illston was not persuaded by Consumer Watchdog’s brief, however, and rejected its challenge.