Court Allows Challenge To FTC’s $22.5M Google Settlement

A federal judge late Tuesday granted Consumer Watchdog the ability to challenge the legal logic behind the FTC’s settlement with Google over charges it misrepresented its tracking of Safari Web browser users.

Google Could Face Challenge To Its Privacy Settlement With FTC

Consumer Watchdog is looking to get a shot at challenging Google’s $22.5-million settlementwith the Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy violations.

Consumer Watchdog Wins Right To Oppose $22.5 Million Google Settlement With FTC

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court Judge has granted Consumer Watchdog the right to oppose Google’s record $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission because it allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing.

Consumer Group Files Motion To Oppose Google, FTC Settlement

The settlement agreement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google, which cost the search giant $22.5 million in penalty charges, is being challenged in court.

Consumer Watchdog Opposes Google’s FTC Accord – Wants A Stiffer Penalty

GOOGLE’S $22.5m settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy breaches will be challenged if Consumer Watchdog gets its way. The organisation has filed a motion (PDF) in US District Court and asked for the right to oppose the FTC settlement with Google that it thought was rather cheap.

Consumer Group Asks FCC To Require More 4G Disclosure

Consumer advocate group Consumer Watchdog is asking the Federal Communications Commission to require carriers to list the speed of their 4G networks in advertisements and at the point of sale.

FTC, Google Settlement: Consumer Watchdog Files Motion in U.S. District Court Opposing Agreement

Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization is up in arms over a recent settlement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the search giant’s privacy practices. The organization has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking for allowance to oppose the settlement because it has been deemed too lenient a punishment for Google’s actions.

Consumer Watchdog Asks FCC to Require Cell Phone Companies to Disclose Data Speeds; Group Cites Widespread Misleading ‘4G’ Claims

WASHINGTON D.C. — Citing deceptive and confusing advertising by mobile phone companies concerning data speeds, Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to require wireless carriers to disclose actual network data speeds.

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google-FTC Privacy Settlement

Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google.

Consumer Watchdog Asks Judge for Permission to Oppose FTC Settlement With Google

Cites Need For Google to Accept Responsibility For Wrongdoing

SAN FRANCISCO – Consumer Watchdog has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking that it be allowed to oppose the $22.5 million settlement the Federal Trade Commission has reached with Google because the agreement allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing.

The FTC’s Threat to Web Consumers

Yet groups such as Consumer Watchdog have called on government regulators to block the sale. The Fairsearch.org consortium of competitors to Google—which includes Microsoft—issued a statement that “encourages government officials to look closely” at how Google uses the acquisition.

Google Hit With Record $22.5-Million Fine For Safari Tracking

The FTC fines Google a record $22.5 million for violating the privacy of people who used Apple’s Safari Web browser even after pledging it would not.

In levying a record $22.5-million fine against Google Inc., the Federal Trade Commission said it wanted to send a clear message to the Internet giant that it won’t tolerate similar breaches in the future.