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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    He also found that plaintiffs failed to explain how their name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness was used by Google without their consent. A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge.

  2. 9 Ways to Prepare for a Future Without Cookie Tracking

    Consent Very few companies actually gather consent in a clear and concise manner. Separate your service level agreement and delivery conditions from your data consent. Rather than panicking, there is a lot we can do today to enact guiding...

  3. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    As a result, the FTC announced that “Google has agreed to a Consent Order that prohibits it from seeking injunctions against a willing licensee, either in federal court or at the ITC, to block the use of any standard-essential patents that the...

  4. Google CEO Larry Page Meets with FTC

    Google maintains that it hasn't broken any antitrust laws and is trying to make sure that any agreement with the FTC won't involve a consent decree. To cover itself, the FTC might ask Google to agree to a consent decree, but Google might prefer to...

  5. Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 Million+ Households

    In light of the recent consent order with Facebook, which resulted from the complaint brought by EPIC and other consumer privacy groups, it is critically important for the FTC to look closely at this proposal and to determine whether the company...

  6. Cookie Crunch: Complying with the EU ePrivacy Directive in the UK

    Consent Doesn't Mean an Explicit "Yes" Over time consensus grew – consent meant a drop-down message, pop up or similar mechanism that actively asked consumers to explicitly say "yes" to tracking. Broadly speaking, if a piece of technology tracks...

  7. Congress Checks Into Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare iOS App Data Collection

    Last month, a developer of applications ('apps') for Apple's mobile devices discovered that the social networking app Path was accessing and collecting the contents of his iPhone address book without having asked for his consent," read the...

  8. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    EPIC sued Google earlier this month, claiming Google’s new policy violated a consent order Google signed with the FTC last year. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being...

  9. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    The issue is particularly interesting from a UK and European perspective as it comes weeks before the so-called Cookie Law comes in to force in May, which will force firms to obtain the consent of users before deploying cookies on browsers.

  10. FTC on Mobile Apps: Will Android, Apple Please Think of the Children?

    In August 2011, W3 Innovations, LLC, doing business under the less-than-encouraging moniker Broken Thumbs, settled with the FTC on charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule by illegally...