A federal judge ruled in favor of Google on Monday when she upheld the company's settlement in a class-action lawsuit that alleged Google's Street View program illegally collected Wi-Fi data.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the allegation that Google's $13 million settlement distributed money unfairly, according to a report.
The settlement initially came under fire after it was announced the money would be distributed to privacy groups and not individuals, according to the complaint.
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Judge Bridget Bade ruled Monday that it would not be feasible to give money to each of the 60 million people named in the suit.
The lawsuit was first filed in 2010 after the plaintiffs accused Google's vehicles of compiling private information, including documents, emails, and passwords using Wi-Fi connections, the report noted.
The case was settled in 2018, which was approved two years later by District Judge Charles Breyer, according to the report.
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The case was then appealed by an objector, and that appeal led to Monday's decision.