Oct 072010
 
 October 7, 2010  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Online

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries reports:

A former Federal Trade Commission employee has filed a complaint with the agency accusing Google Inc. of not adequately protecting the privacy of consumers’ search queries.

The complaint was filed September 6 by Christopher Soghoian, who worked until August as a technologist with the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. It calls on the agency to investigate Google and to “compel Google to take proactive steps to protect the privacy of individual users’ search terms.” The complaint alleges Google shares with third parties users’ search queries, including those that contain personal information.

Read more on WSJ.

The complaint is at http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/FTCcomplaint100710.pdf

Update: Chris has blogged about his complaint, here.

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