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Google Privacy Settlement Gets Scrutiny From U.S. Supreme Court

Google Inc. Campus As Company Aims At Privacy Law
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court will use a privacy case involving Google to consider making it harder for companies to settle class-action lawsuits without providing direct compensation to those affected.

The justices agreed to hear arguments from two people who object to the Alphabet Inc. unit’s $8.5 million settlement of claims that it improperly disclosed users’ internet search terms to the owners of outside websites.