Consumer Watchdog Wants FTC to Adopt 'Right to be Forgotten'

Internet users in Europe have something Internet users in the U.S. don't have: a right to be forgotten online. But now, one consumer group is asking the Federal Trade Commission to make Google bring that privacy protection to Americans. In a formal complaint to be sent to the agency Tuesday, Consumer Watchdog argues that withholding that ability from U.S. Internet users is unfair and deceptive -- two types of business practices the FTC is charged with protecting consumers against. The letter urges the FTC to "investigate and act" on the situation.