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FTC fines Google $22.5 million

Ace November 18, 2012 0
FTC fines Google $22.5 million

 

FTC fines Google $22.5 million

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston is the federal judge that issued and approved the $22.5 million fine against Google Inc late friday. However most consumer advocacy groups are still unhappy with the ruling and feel that Google should face stiffer penalties.

The Federal Trade Commission aka FTC fined Google because the company bypassed privacy settings on Apple Software to track users online activity and personalize ads for them. The fine was actually part of a deal that Google along with the FTC had settled upon. The case was first opened three months ago when charges were made. For Google personalized ads for their users is actually a violation of terms that Google settled with the commission last year over Google’s Social Networking Service.

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FTC fines Google $22.5 million

According to Google’s attorney The $22.5 million fine is the largest penalty that the FTC has ever given a company for a civil violation. Moreover Consumer Watchdog tried to stop the settlement as they were arguing that the fine was not large enough and that Google should pay more. Consumer Watchdog is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics. Unfortunately for them the judge did not agree.

As for Google, the fine is not something to be proud about but it’s really no big deal for the company which took home about $38 billion in revenue.

FTC fines Google $22.5 million

FTC fines Google $22.5 million

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