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Meta's $37.5 million* privacy settlement gets approval from US judge despite 'rather paltry result' for users

By Mike Swift
  • 12 Mar 2024 21:39
  • 12 Mar 2024 21:56
Meta Platforms won final approval of the $37.5 million settlement of US litigation accusing the social media giant of illegally tracking the location of users who opted out of tracking, despite a federal judge still fuming over the “modest” benefit to consumers.
US District Judge James Donato granted final approval

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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