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FTC Gives Final Approval to Google Buzz Settlement

The FTC has approved the settlement with Google regarding the FTC complaint that Google used deceptive practices and violated its own privacy policy when it launched Google Buzz.

The settlement bars Google from future privacy misrepresentations, requires it to implement a comprehensive privacy program, and calls for regular, independent privacy audits for the next 20 years. This is the first time an FTC settlement order has required a company to implement a comprehensive privacy program to protect the privacy of consumers’ information.

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