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FTC Settlement Targets Deceptive Promises of Enhanced Privacy

The FTC has entered into a proposed settlement with a company that promised a consumer the ability to choose what information would appear when others searched for that person in the company’s online service, but failed to provide the promised control. This enforcement action is the latest in a series by the FTC against companies offering privacy protection services that failed to live up to the descriptions of the services.