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Google Services Prompt Questions, Investigation

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S. & SOUTH KOREA

May 3, 2011

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) is asking the FTC to require Google to remove statements in its privacy policy that its behavioral advertising program does not collect PII, MediaPost reports. Asking the FTC to include behavioral targeting restrictions in its proposed Buzz settlement, the CDD wrote, "the commission should require Google to revise its policies to reflect the inherently personal nature of cookies and related data targeting and collection applications." Meanwhile, police in South Korea are investigating Google's privacy policies over what one official said are concerns that the company's "AdMob collected personal location information without consent or approval from the Korean Communication Commission."
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