Yahoo’s proposed settlement rejected by U.S. judge

30 Jan 2019

A proposed settlement of the Yahoo’s data breach, which was meant to cover 200 million people across the US and Israel with close to 1 billion accounts has been rejected by a US judge due to lack of transparency. The judge could not declare the settlement “fundamentally fair, adequate and reasonable” because it did not say how much victims could expect to recover.

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