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EPIC Files Lawsuit Against FTC To Stop Google

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 9, 2012

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in hopes of stopping Google from rolling out its new privacy policy, the Los Angeles Times reports. EPIC is asking that a temporary restraining order and injunction be issued to "require the FTC to enforce the consent order it reached with Google last year," the report states. In a post to the IAPP Privacy List, Wiley Rein's Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, said the case will be really interesting to watch "as it is attempting to force the FTC to act swiftly and aggressively, two things that most privacy regulatory and enforcement agencies typically have not been willing to do."
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