Group Files FTC Complaint Over Google's Privacy Policies

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission claiming that Google's move to consolidate its dozens of privacy policies violates an agreement the company reached with the FTC to settle privacy complaints about the now defunct Google Buzz. The complaint -- similar to complaints brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the World Privacy Forum and Consumer Watchdog -- alleges that Google is misleading users about the "real reasons" for the privacy policy change, which are due to take effect March 1.