Judge Concerned About Facebook Settlement
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 3, 2012
Reuters reports on a U.S. judge’s “significant concerns” about a proposed legal settlement on Facebook’s “sponsored stories” feature. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg said at a hearing on Thursday that the company’s plan to pay $10 million for legal fees and $10 million to charity “doesn’t make any sense” and questioned why members of the class-action shouldn’t be allowed to recover money. Facebook’s attorney said changes to the site’s feature—including the ability for parents to opt their children out—have “significant benefit to the class.” Seeborg is not expected to make a final decision for several months, the report states.