Keeping The FTC Out Of Your Space: Lessons From Myspace

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Once again, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to companies with online privacy policies: If your privacy policy misrepresents protection of users’ personal information either directly or indirectly, you risk being charged with unfair and deceptive business practices under the FTC Act.

Most recently, the FTC entered into an agreement with Myspace and issued a consent order to settle a complaint it filed against the social networking website. This article will examine the important components of the FTC complaint, focusing on how Myspace indirectly...
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