A federal appeals judge, in backing a $13 million privacy settlement involving Google, urged her colleagues to reconsider the use of a provision in class action deals that dole out payments to uninvolved third parties instead of class members.

Judge Bridget Bade of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit authored an opinion Monday approving the deal resolving a suit against Google that accused the company of illegally collecting data through its Street View program. But in a concurrence to her own opinion, Bade questioned the use of so-called “cy pres” remedies, which give money to third parties, usually charities, rather than those who brought the claims.