TPMIdeaLab: FTC To Monitor Google’s Privacy Practices For Next 20 Years

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TPMIdeaLab: FTC To Monitor Google’s Privacy Practices For Next 20 Years

From the article: “The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday finalized a landmark settlement with Google in which the company has agreed to be audited for its privacy practices for the next 20 years … The commission charged that Google engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in 2010 when it launched Google Buzz by leading users of its Gmail system to believe that they could easily opt-out of the social network. The controls that would enable them to do that were ineffective, the FTC charged at the time. Also the tools that Google created to enable users to limit the sharing of users’ personal information were confusing and difficult to find, the agency alleged.”

NY Times: FTC Urges Update to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

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NY Times: FTC Urges Update to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

From the article: “the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed long-awaited changes to regulations covering online privacy for children … The proposed revisions expand the definition of “personal information” to include a child’s location, along with any personal data collected through the use of cookies for the purposes of targeted advertising. It also covers facial recognition technology.”