Google Hit With 2nd FTC Complaint Over App Data-Sharing

Law360, San Diego (March 26, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A consumer advocacy group said Monday it had lodged a second complaint urging the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to take action against Google Inc. for allegedly engaging in privacy violations by divulging consumers’ personal information to independent application developers.

Consumer Watchdog claims that the Mountain View, Calif.-based company continues to fail to justify its information-sharing practices with app developers and should face penalties, citing a letter from Google in response to questions over its activities by Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.

In the group’s first complaint to...
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