FTC OKs Deal With Google Over Buzz Privacy Claims

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved a settlement with Google Inc. on Monday, resolving claims that the Internet services giant violated privacy regulations during the launch of its social network, Google Buzz.

Following a public comment period earlier this year, FTC voted 4-0 to approve the settlement, under which Google agreed to undergo independent privacy audits every two years until 2031.

The vote came about a week Google’s announcement that it would retire Buzz and several other social networking products in the next few weeks....
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