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Cy-près awards support the Privacy Center’s mission to protect the privacy rights of all people

As a non profit research and advocacy organization with national impact, the Center on Privacy & Technology is eligible to be nominated for cy pres awards. 

Cy-près awards are class action litigation settlement funds which, for a variety of reasons, cannot be distributed to the class members or intended beneficiaries of the settlement. Under the cy-près doctrine, courts can distribute these residual funds to charitable organizations whose work advances interests of the class and people similarly situated. Lawyers representing the plaintiffs in each case often nominate nonprofit organizations to receive cy-près awards. 

The Center on Privacy & Technology welcomes cy-près award nominations in cases seeking to vindicate privacy rights, especially for historically marginalized individuals and communities. The Center has been approved as a cy-près recipient in past class action litigation. Most recently, the Center received a cy-près award as part of the Google Street View settlement.

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