Groups Urge FTC To Block Facebook Teen Privacy Changes

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A coalition of consumer advocacy groups on Tuesday urged the Federal Trade Commission to block recently proposed changes to Facebook Inc.'s privacy policy that would pave the way for teenagers' images to appear in ads, saying that minors need more robust privacy protections than adults.

In a letter to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Watchdog, Children Now and two dozen other groups voiced their concerns about revisions to the social networking site's statement of rights and responsibilities announced Aug. 29 that...
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