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Friday, April 1, 2011

Online Privacy: FTC & Google Reach Settlement

On Wednesday, the FTC announced it had reached a settlement with Google concerning the company's social network, Google Buzz. The terms of the settlement require Google to "establish and maintain a comprehensive privacy program" and that it "have audits conducted by independent third parties every two years to assess its privacy and data protection practices."

As online privacy becomes an increasingly popular topic of conversation, we're likely to see more regulatory decisions regarding the rights of consumers online.

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