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US top court jeopardizes Google settlement in internet privacy case

Updated : March 20, 2019 11:27 PM IST

The justices, in an unsigned opinion, threw out a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the settlement, directing it to take a fresh look at whether the plaintiffs had the legal standing necessary to sue and whether they were even harmed by the search engine operator.
Google, part of Alphabet Inc., was accused in the lawsuit of violating a 1986 law governing the privacy of stored electronic communications.
US top court jeopardizes Google settlement in internet privacy case

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