Privacy Advisor

FTC ramping up data privacy enforcement actions; Google fined $22.5 million

10.01.2012
Last month, Google agreed to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges claiming it misrepresented to users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place advertising tracking “cookies” or serve targeted ads to them in violation of an earlier privacy settlement it reached with the FTC. Google has denied liability, calling the use of tracking cookies an inadvertent technical glitch, but has agreed to pay the $22.5 million penalty.

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