Google's $22.5 Million FTC Fine: Why Should Cos. Care?
August 20, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has levied a $22.5-million penalty against Google Inc., the largest civil penalty by the FTC against a single defendant. The penalty stems from an FTC complaint alleging that Google violated “privacy promises” to which the company agreed as part of a 2011 consent order entered into with the FTC.
What Are the Takeaways for the Business Community?
There are a few takeaways from the settlement announcement.
First, companies entering into a settlement agreement with the FTC regarding future conduct must ensure...