FTC Head Says Google's Voluntary Fixes Didn't Set Precedent

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez told lawmakers Tuesday that the kind of voluntary commitments Google Inc. made at the close of the antitrust watchdog's search bias probe did not set new precedent for the agency and wouldn't replace formal consent agreements in future cases.

The changes Google agreed to make to its search and advertising policies in a voluntary commitment letter to the FTC as part of the resolution of its antitrust probe of the Internet search giant do not point to a change in...
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