Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google Settles Data Privacy Complaint With FTC on ‘Buzz’ Social Network - Bloomberg

Probably not the type of buzz Google was hoping for

Google Inc. (GOOG) agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission claims that it used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy policies when it introduced the Buzz social-networking service last year.

The proposed settlement bars Google from misrepresenting how it handles information, obliges the company to follow policies that protect consumer data in new products and requires periodic reviews to ensure the policies are followed, the FTC said in a statement today.

Google Settles Data Privacy Complaint With FTC on ‘Buzz’ Social Network - Bloomberg

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