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Experts Weigh In on Buzz Settlement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 31, 2011

Privacy experts, industry advocates and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials are offering different insights on the implications of Wednesday's announcement of the FTC and Google's proposed Buzz settlement. In this Daily Dashboard exclusive, experts weigh in on how the settlement could impact regulations, industry and personal privacy going forward. As Katie Ratte of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection put it, the settlement "is groundbreaking for us because it's the first time we've required a company to implement a privacy program to protect consumer data...It's something we called for in the FTC staff report, and we think it's important for all businesses to incorporate into their business operations today."
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