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News Story
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...
News Story
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...
News Story
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...
News Story
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...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Google violated user privacy through a policy change that gives the company more leeway to build profiles of people as they browse the Web and use Google services. The complaint, submitted Thursday by advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog and the Privacy...
News Release
12/19/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Google violated the law and an earlier consent agreement when it forced a change in its privacy policy on users in a highly deceptive manner, without meaningful notice and consent. The Internet giant...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
This summer, Google revised its privacy policy to allow the company to combine data about people's Web-browsing activity -- which ad companies long insisted was "anonymous" -- with information seen as personally identifiable. The updated terms apply to new account holders by default, but only affect existing users who opt in. The...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Two consumer groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google broke the law by deceptively forcing a privacy-policy change onto users that allows the firm to build much more comprehensive files on individuals. Consumer Watchdog, a prominent Google adversary on self-driving cars, joined Privacy...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Complaint filed with FTC takes issue with how search giant bundles user data Two privacy groups have filed a complaint asking U.S. regulators to review changes Google made to its privacy policy in June that enable the internet-search giant to build more robust profiles of its users. The complaint, which Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights...
News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The United States Federal Communications Commission last week adopted privacy rules for both wired and wireless broadband ISPs aimed at giving consumers greater control over their data, more privacy, and stronger security safeguards for that data. The rules implement Section 222 of the Communications Act. They establish a framework of customer...