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Yahoo strikes $117.5 million data breach settlement after earlier accord rejected

Tuesday 09/April/2019 - 06:01 PM
Sada El Balad

(Reuters) - Yahoo has struck a revised $117.5 million settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history.

The proposed class-action settlement made public on Tuesday was designed to address criticisms of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose، California. She rejected an earlier version of the accord on Jan. 28، and her approval is still required.

Koh said the original settlement was not “fundamentally fair، adequate and reasonable” because it had no overall dollar value and did not say how much victims might expect to recover. She also said the legal fees appeared to be too high.

Yahoo، now part of New York-based Verizon Communications Inc، had been accused of being slow to disclose three data breaches affecting about 3 billion accounts from 2013 to 2016.

The new settlement includes at least $55 million for victims’ out-of-pocket expenses and other costs، $24 million for two years of credit monitoring، up to $30 million for legal fees، and up to $8.5 million for other expenses.


Edited by: Mohamed Emad

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