FTC Charges Myspace with Privacy Breach

Continuing its crackdown on privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission charged Myspace with violating federal law by breaching its promise not to share users’ personal information, including their Web browsing habits, with advertising companies. Without admitting or denying the charge, the social media Internet site agreed to a tentative consent order that requires it to obey its stated privacy policies, to establish comprehensive privacy controls and procedures and to submit to audits of its actions every other year for 20 years.