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Old 05-30-2011, 08:10 AM
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FTC’s Settlement With Google Provides Game Changing Internet Privacy Regulations

What a surprise.... Google and the FTC mentioned in the same article. lol

You’ve certainly heard about Google’s highly promoted BUZZ service which is designed to compete directly with Twitter by offering much of Twitter’s basic functionality with a Facebook-like platform including location data integrated into Gmail. What you may not have heard is that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently made BUZZ the poster child for the FTC’s effort to show that the old tried and true privacy protection methodology is now not enough.

Once again, the FTC has upped the ante for privacy requirements, and all websites are expected to comply with the new game changing regulations, or face the consequences.

The FTC’s Allegations

On March 30, 2011, the FTC announced a proposed consent order regarding Google’s BUZZ service. According the FTC, Google had engaged in deceptive practices regarding discrepancies between its privacy policy statements and its actual practices regarding BUZZ.

Google’s privacy policy stated in part:
Continued at: http://www.sitepronews.com/2011/05/3...y-regulations/

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