In the Matter of Google, Inc. and Cloud Computing Services

Complaint and Request for Injunction, Request for Investigation and for Other Relief

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EPIC Petitions FTC to Investigate Google, Cloud Computing Services

EPIC has formally asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into Google's Cloud Computing Services -- including Gmail, Google Docs, and Picasa -- to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and security safeguards." The petition follows the recent report of a breach of Google Docs. EPIC cited the growing dependence of American consumers, businesses, and federal agencies on cloud computing services, and urged the Commission to take "such measures as are necessary" to ensure the safety and security of information submitted to Google. Previous EPIC complaints have led the Commission to order Microsoft to revise the security standards for Passport and to require Choicepoint to change its business practices and pay $15 m in fines.(Mar. 17)

THIS IS EPIC'S COMPLAINT REQUESTING AN INJUNCTION, AN INVESTIGATION, AND OTHER RELIEF.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, D.C. Circuit, Federal Admin Agencies | United States


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