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Judge Allows Request for Speedy Review of Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 10, 2012

A federal court has agreed to a request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to expedite the review of its lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The lawsuit, filed earlier this week, aims to stop Google from rolling out its new privacy policy and alleges the new policy violates the settlement Google made with the FTC last year, The Washington Post reports. The court has ordered the FTC to respond to EPIC's complaint by February 17, and EPIC must then respond by February 21. Meanwhile, two U.S. lawmakers wrote to Google yesterday looking for answers about the company's planned changes. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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