Google's Privacy Policy Violates Calif. Law, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Consumer Watchdog on Wednesday lashed out at Google Inc., calling its privacy policy fundamentally deceptive and accusing the search engine giant of violating California's Online Privacy Protection Act.

In a letter to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the nonprofit group said due to a recent change on Google's homepage, users who click on a link marked “privacy” are not taken to Google's privacy policy — as required by CalOPPA — but instead are shown a “policies and principles” page.

“The content of this page is...
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