In a recent talk at Stanford Law School, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill discussed the commission's increasing involvement in online privacy--specifically the actions taken against Facebook, Google and Twitter and recent calls for sites to implement do-not-track features, reports The Stanford Daily. Brill calls the Facebook and Google settlements significant because, "for the first time, we are calling on order of us (the FTC), to institute a comprehensive privacy policy." Highlighting the settlement with Facebook, Brill noted that in the commission's eyes, "simply having something down somewhere in a very complicated document...will not absolve a company of potential problems" if consumers find their personal information used in unexpected ways.
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