Tuesday, November 15, 2022

At least the lawyers get paid

from here and here

With this legal settlement between Google and the States Attorney Generals for 40 states, I'm starting to wonder who really benefits from privacy lawsuits now. I don't see anything to indicate that the money will go towards the people harmed, and even if it did it wouldn't be enough for each one to buy a coffee. It really seems like only the lawyers benefit, and I worry that we've found ourselves in a situation where privacy now just serves some sort of framework of perverse incentives for the legal profession (and maybe states).