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EPIC Wants Access to Google Privacy Audit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 2, 2012

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a Freedom of Information request for access to Google's privacy report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), part of Google's April settlement with the agency, ZDNet reports. The request comes on the heels of the company's announcement that as of March 1 it will revise its privacy policy and begin combining individual users' data across various Google products. Given the upcoming changes, EPIC's Marc Rotenberg said it's critical the FTC release the privacy audit "so that users of Google services will be able to meaningfully assess what Google is proposing to do with their data."
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