Jay Barnes is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in In re Google Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, representing a putative class of every American who uses the Apple Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers. The lawsuit is based on Google’s illegal tracking of the Internet communications of every American who used the Safari or IE browsers by use of a surreptitious code which tricked the Safari and IE browsers into letting Google track the actions of the plaintiffs without permission and in direct conflict with the privacy settings on the plaintiffs’ respective browsers. As a result of the same actions, Google agreed to pay the largest fine in the history of the Federal Trade Commission ($22.5 million). In addition to Google, other defendants in the case who employed the same or similar code to violate the plaintiffs’ privacy rights include PointRoll, Vibrant Media, and Media Innovation Group.