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2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
Washington --The Federal Trade Commission will focus on fraud and be judicious in making paperwork requests when it opens an investigation into a company, acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a speech on Thursday. Ohlhausen called fighting fraud the "core of the FTC's consumer protection mission." "These cases may not...
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12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A recent policy change made by search giant Google in June has now resulted it in being branded as a ‘serial privacy violator’. Consumer Watchdog and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse according to The Washington Post have now filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stating that Google had made changes in its...
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12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s privacy policy is under the microscope. Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse filed a complaint Thursday regarding the alterations Google made to its privacy policy in June. The complaint, which was made public Monday, requested that the Federal Trade Commission review the matter. The privacy groups said the changes...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
They are urging the FTC to claw back profits, saying fines are meaningless to Google Consumer groups have filed a formal challenge to Google's change in privacy policy, implemented back in June. In a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), several organizations charge that the changes allow Google more ground to assemble...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Last week, consumer advocacy groups “Privacy Rights Clearinghouse” and “Consumer Watchdog” have filed a new complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google, claiming that the tech giant has once again violated user privacy terms when it changed its privacy policy back in June. Assuming that the FTC...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The US groups Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google, claiming the company acted in an unfair and deceptive way when it changed its privacy policy earlier this year.  The consumer groups claim Google misled users about how it would change its practices and...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations by consumer rights group Charges that privacy policy change made "in a highly deceptive manner" Google: "We tested it on users around the world and nobody complained... And anyway it's not sharp practice, its "evolution" Just as the Christmas and New Year Internet...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearing House last week asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate and punish Google for its privacy policy revision in June. December 20, 2016 —Two privacy groups have asked US regulators to investigate and punish Google over what they describe as an unfair and deceptive revision to the...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The complaint alleges that Google changed its policy in June to combine personal and browsing data Privacy groups have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Google is encroaching on user privacy through a policy change in June that allows it to combine personally identifiable information with browsing data collected by its DoubleClick...
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12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Two consumer advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that Google deliberately deceived consumers about a change in the company's data privacy policy.   Two privacy groups have formally accused Google of deceiving customers about the implications of a privacy policy change that the company made earlier this...