Electronic Privacy Information Center

On June 10, 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Facebook’s automated online image identification practices are unfair and deceptive, and alleging that the FTC’s failure to act on pending consumer complaints about Facebook may have contributed to the company’s decision to deploy facial recognition technology.

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On September 15, 2010, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a settlement requiring software developer EchoMetrix to stop collecting and selling information from children’s private online conversations.

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On December 17, 2009, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Facebook is engaging “unfair and deceptive trade practices” by changing its privacy policies.  Notably, the changes allow anyone who browses the Internet to view a Facebook user’s name, profile picture, gender, geographic region and list of friends.  Facebook has stated that it implemented these changes to make it easier to find individual users among the estimated 350 million Facebook users.


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