The Federal Trade Commission said businesses have made progress in voluntarily changing their policies to better protect consumer privacy companies but that new laws are still needed. The FTC in recent years has aggressively gone after companies that it feels are being unfair to consumers. Here’s a look at some cases involving Google, Facebook and Twitter.
A Google Street View car is seen in Washington in 2011. In October 2010, the FTC dropped its probe into a privacy breach that occurred when the company's Street View cars collected data from WiFi networks. The move came after Google promised to beef up on privacy training. At that time, the FTC said that the company did not put enough emphasis on privacy.Oliver Lang/DAPD
The Federal Trade Commission on Monday outlined a framework for how companies should address consumer privacy, recommending a “Do Not Track” mechanism and calling on mobile service providers to improve their disclosures.