In the matter of Google Inc.


California's US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo recently made a profound statement in the wake of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) announced settlement of claims that Google breached consumer privacy in rolling out its ‘Buzz’ social network last year. Rep. Eshoo commented that ‘Google's agreement to obtain consumer consent before sharing new information with third parties should apply to all companies that collect or use personal data’. This is actually great advice that ought to be considered by companies looking to establish and/or maintain compliance measures addressing consumer privacy issues and much more. Many businesses fail to realize that the FTC offers extensive guidance for companies that endeavor to comply with the law.

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