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FTC Announces Proposed Google Buzz Settlement: First Time FTC Requires Comprehensive Privacy Program

The FTC today announced a proposed settlement with Google relating to charges that Google used deceptive practices and violated its own privacy policies when Google launched its social network “Google Buzz”. For the first time ever, the FTC is requiring a “Comprehensive Privacy Program” and affirmative consent to any new or additional uses of previously collected data.