April 24, 2007
CDD Files Complaint With FTC Regarding Google/DoubleClick Merger
"CDD, EPIC and US PIRG filed a complaint (pdf) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging the Commission to open an investigation into the proposed acquisition. The groups urged the FTC to assess the ability of Google to record, analyze, track, and profile the activities of Internet users with data that is both personally identifiable and data that is not personally identifiable. The groups further urged the FTC to require Google to publicly present a plan to comply with well-established government and industry privacy standards such as the OECD Privacy Guidelines. Pending the resolution of these and other issues, EPIC encouraged the FTC to halt the acquisition."
See also, Privacy Group Objects to DoubleClick Deal, Washington Post.
Google Draws Privacy Complaint to FTC, CNet News.
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