Class Eligibility

You may be a member of the settlement if you: “(a) had a consumer Google+ account for any period of time between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019,” and (2) had your “non-public Profile Information exposed as a result of the software bugs Google announced on October 8, 2018 and December 10, 2018.” You are excluded from the Settlement Class, however, if you are part of: “(a) Google and its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, and Google Affiliates; (b) all judges and their staffs assigned to this case and any members of their immediate families; (c) the Parties’ counsel in this litigation; and (d) any Excluded Class Member.”

Estimated Amount

Up to $5.00 (but if “sufficient funds remain after calculation of the aggregate initial maximum distribution of US$5.00 per Claimant, the allocation shall be recalculated on a pro rata basis up to a maximum distribution of up to US$12.00 per Claimant,” and no more than $12.00).

Proof of Purchase

N/A

Case Name

GOOGLE PLUS PROFILE LITIGATION,
Case No. 5:18-CV-06164-EJD (VKD),

United States District Court, Northern District of California

Case Summary

Google is accused of having breached the confidentiality of Google+ customers’ profiles, as a result of the software bugs that Google announced on October 8, 2018 and December 10, 2018.

Settlement Pool

$7,500,000

Deadline

10/08/2020
(Same deadline for Claims, Opt-out, or Objections)

Contact

Google Plus Profile Litigation Settlement Administrator
Email: Info@GooglePlusDataLitigation.com
Call toll-free by phone: 1-833-509-1101

Or visit
the office of the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,
280 South 1st Street,
2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113,
between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm,
Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays.

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5 responses to “Google Plus Profile Class Action Settlement”

  1. Tim says:

    I got the notice sent to all my Gmail accounts. I have never used social networking in my life, and never had a Google+ account. Are they sending the notice to just everyone who has a Google account or something? Strange huh?

    • Phred says:

      I also received the Google+ notice to one of my emails. I also never used social networking of any kind.

    • Lisa Peterson says:

      Your google account is automatically set up for networking.

      https://support.google.com/photos/thread/1440226?hl=en&msgid=1440226

      Read up on that 🙂

      • Tim says:

        The discussion suggests that if you did not actually use g+, then you had a bunch of empty pages attached to your Google Handle. So even if someone had used the API (and Google claims nobody did), the attacker could only obtain your nickname. That is unless you are foolish enough to give Google your birth date, real name, place of birth, and state of residence.

        It is easy to get a government ID in some states if you know a person’s name, birthdate, place of birth, and current state of residence. They only fixed that in Arizona (the identity theft capitol of the USA), in October of 2019.

  2. Phred says:

    Honestly if anyone filed a claim, please say so on here. I somehow doubt that even .001% of us who received the notice filed any claim. After all do you really want to give your details, when odds are your Google account is under a nickname?