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Tech Companies Face Fewer Privacy Lawsuits

After booming in 2010, the number of new privacy cases filed against Apple, Facebook and Google in the Northern District of California dropped “dramatically” two years ago, according to the Recorder. One possible reason is that many of the lawsuits have settled for less than eight figures, the Recorder says. David Vladeck, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, told the legal newspaper that the “tepid settlement environment” might be due to judges' failure to consider all of the ways privacy breaches can harm consumers.

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