EFF Wants FTC to Investigate AOL's Privacy Practices

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate AOL and require strengthening of its privacy protections after the Dulles-based firm recently released 20 million search records of 658,000 AOL users. In its complaint, the San Francisco-based advocacy group contended that the data release violated AOL's privacy policy and the Federal Trade Commission Act's bar on deceptive or unfair trade practices.

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