PRIVACY PRACTICE GROUP CLIENT ALERT: Google Data Privacy Statements Appease the FTC, Provokes U.K.

    View Author 29 October 2010
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on October 27, 2010 that it is closing its inquiry into Google’s data security practices. The inquiry was sparked by Google’s disclosure last May that its fleet of “Street View” cars captured more than just photographs – they also collected communications sent over wireless networks. The FTC’s public letter to Google’s counsel cited several reasons for ending the investigation, including Google’s announcement last week that it appointed a privacy director, enhanced individual employee training and implemented new privacy compliance policies for each product.