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Advocacy Group Challenges Settlement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 28, 2012

IDG News Service reports that nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Watchdog “is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Google,” filing a motion in U.S. District Court seeking friend-of-the-court status and a hearing. Consumer Watchdog questioned the proposed $22.5 million settlement when it was first announced because it allows Google to deny “any violation of the FTC order, any and all liability for the claims set forth in the complaint and all material allegations of the complaint save for those regarding jurisdiction and venue,” the report states.
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