Google Street View Electronic Communications Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves combined cases against Google claiming that its “street view” vehicles improperly captured and stored electronic communications sent over unencrypted wifi connections between 2007 and 2010. The complaint alleged that this activity was a violation of the Federal Wiretap Act. No payouts will be made to individuals. Settlement funds are being distributed to nonprofit organizations that address concerns about the privacy of consumer electronic communications. In addition, Google has agreed to destroy the information it collected in this manner.

Docket Number:


Company: Google, LLC

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: January 1, 2007 to May 15, 2010

Objection Deadline: January 20, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: January 20, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: February 28, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is needed since there are no claim forms and no payouts to individuals in this case.


You may be a class member if you used a wireless network device from which Google’s Street View vehicles in the US obtained unencrypted payload data between January 1, 2007 and May 15, 2010.

Typical Settlement Amount:

No payments are being made to individuals.

Total Settlement Amount: $13 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Spector Roseman & Kodroff PC

Case Name: In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation

Settlement Website: Google Street View Electronic Communications Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re: Google LLC Street View Electronic Communications Litigation
c/o A.B. Data Ltd.
P.O. Box 170500
Milwaukee WI 53217


Tags: Collecting Personal Data Without Notice/Consent, Your Privacy