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Portion of Settlement To Establish Undergrad Privacy Program

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 2, 2011

Fourteen privacy organizations and nonprofits will split $6 million of the $8.5 million settlement approved by a federal judge in the Google Buzz case, MediaPost News reports. Originally, 12 entities were to split the settlement, but U.S. District Court Judge James Ware has ruled that Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University (SCU) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center should each receive $500,000, the report states. SCU's Markkula Center says it will use the money to create an undergraduate curriculum on Internet privacy and a site that discusses users online choices about privacy.
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