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Facebook Settlement Means Digital Trust Foundation Is Off to the Races


November 11, 2013

After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $9.5 million settlement between Facebook and class-action plaintiffs, bringing an end to the case triggered by the Beacon advertising program. It is the just the beginning, however, for the Digital Trust Foundation, reports Ad Age. Created by the settlement and led by Berkeley Center for Law and Technology head Chris Hoofnagle, the DTF will now begin developing grant-making guidelines for organizations seeking a portion of the $6 million in funds allocated for the study of online privacy.
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