Privacy Groups Want FTC To Probe Facebook Info Practices

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. may have violated a consent order it signed with the Federal Trade Commission over privacy concerns by allowing a consumer analytics firm to access users' personal information to track their offline commercial habits, according to a letter digital privacy advocates sent to the FTC Thursday.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy on Thursday asked the FTC to look into Facebook’s deal with Datalogix, a U.S.-based data-mining company that collects information about consumer behavior from more than 1,000 offline retailers....
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