EPIC Files Suit to Stop Google's Privacy Changes

Google Inc.’s planned changes to its privacy policy violate a consent order signed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last year and should be blocked, a Washington advocacy group said in a lawsuit. Google’s plan to streamline privacy settings for some 60 different services and products on March 1 would allow the company to combine more information about users, reduce users’ control of their own data and give more personal information to advertisers, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said.