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Coalition Asks FTC To Block Facebook Policy Changes

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

September 5, 2013

A coalition of six major consumer privacy groups has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block coming changes to Facebook’s privacy policies, The New York Times reports. The coalition—which includes EPIC, the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Watchdog, Patient Privacy Rights, U.S. PIRG and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse—says the changes would make it easier for the site to use users’ data. The coalition wrote a letter to the FTC Wednesday stating the changes violate a 2011 settlement and order with the FTC. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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