Groupon Defends Privacy Policy To Lawmakers

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Groupon assured lawmakers in a letter released Thursday that its recently updated privacy statement still ensures the protection of its users' personal information from third-party advertisers and social networking sites, and lets users choose how much information they want to share.

In addition to standard security programs and strong encryption for credit card transactions, the online discount service, which has seen significant growth in popularity since its launch three years ago, allows users to determine how much personal information they want to share and who they...
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