Judge Won't Make FTC Enforce Google Buzz Settlement

Law360, Washington (February 24, 2012, 10:58 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday tossed a privacy group's suit asking the court to force the Federal Trade Commission to block Google Inc.'s privacy policy changes that allegedly violate a prior consent order, saying courts cannot tell agencies how to enforce such agreements.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied the Electronic Privacy Information Center's bids for a temporary restraining order or injunction and granted the FTC's motion to dismiss the suit, which sought to compel the agency to enforce an Oct. 13 settlement requiring...
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