Internet Privacy Groups Question Google Merger

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several privacy groups raised concerns on Wednesday about Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick Inc., an Internet advertising service.

In an amendment to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission in April, the groups called for the FTC to review the merger's implications for consumer privacy as well as competition. The case could set an example for regulating Internet commerce.

“We think it will be important in demonstrating how the FTC can consider privacy in merger cases,” said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic...
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