36 Attorneys General Question Google’s New Privacy Policy While Center For Digital Democracy Files Complaint With FTC

Posted on February 22, 2012 by

Two stories.

1.  State AGs Voice Concern With Google’s Privacy Changes (via CNBC)

Citing concerns that recent changes to Google’s privacy policy heighten the risk of identity theft and fraud, 36 Attorneys General have sent the company’s chief executive a letter outlining their issues with the new guidelines.

Full Text of Letter Sent to Larry Page (5 pages; PDF)

2. Google sugarcoated privacy policy changes to mislead users, group charges (via ZDNet)

The Center for Digital Democracy sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday asking it to find Google in violation of a 2011 consent order, conduct an investigation and request the search giant postpone the rollout of its new privacy policies.

In the 16-page complaint, the CDD says Google failed to accurately and honestly inform users of the real reason for changes its privacy policy, which go into effect March 1.

See Also: CDD to FTC: Google Violated Buzz Consent Decree by Failing to Inform Consumers Real Reasons for its Expanded Data Practices (via CDD)

See Also: Full Text of Complaint Filed with FTC (18 pages; PDF)


From Electronic Frontier Foundation