Google Privacy Pact Nod Highlights Privacy Law Void

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 10:48 PM EST) -- Before approving the Federal Trade Commission's record $22.5 million privacy settlement with Google Inc. on Friday, a California federal judge wrestled with whether the proposal represented a proper remedy for a company caught deceptively tracking consumers online, showing that judges need more clarity from legislation and case law on how to evaluate such deals, attorneys say.

Overruling objections from Consumer Watchdog over the alleged inadequacy of the settlement that allowed Google to deny any wrongdoing and represented a small fraction of Google's advertising revenue, U.S. District...
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