Aug 292012
 
 August 29, 2012  Breaches, Business

Jeffrey Roman writes:

News of Google’s $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission has come and gone, yet privacy issues reflected in the case remain a concern. Where are the gaps and how can companies fill them? Attorney Francoise Gilbert offers details.

“Many companies just pay lip service to privacy,” says Gilbert of the IT Law Group in an interview with Information Security Media Group’s Tom Field [transcript below]. “They have a privacy policy on their website because that’s what’s expected from them, but they don’t go beyond that.”

Two aspects of the Google case that fascinate Gilbert are that Google misrepresented its practices in its privacy policy, and the company misrepresented its compliance with the Self-Regulatory Code of Conduct of the Network Advertising Initiative.

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