CEI Weekly: FTC Levies Record $22m Fine on Google

Friday, August 10, 2012


Feature: Google pays fine to settle FTC privacy complaint.

FEATURE: FTC Levies Record $22m Fine on Google


Yesterday, Google agreed to pay $22.5 million in a record-breaking settlement with the FTC. The FTC had filed a complaint againt the company claiming Google misled Safari users about its privacy policy. In a press release, CEI's Ryan Radia explained that Google is essentially being punished for not updating a help page to reflect a change in Safari. He argued that the FTC should focus on investigating companies who are intentionally defrauding and harming consumers. Read the release here.   




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Fred L. Smith & Michelle Wei's op-ed in Real Clear Markets


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Robert L. Crandall & Marc Scribner's op-ed in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


The Dangerous Demonization of Our Food

Angela Logomasini's op-ed in Fox News


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Bill Frezza's column in Forbes


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Carter Lockwood's op-ed in The Daily Caller


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Ryan Radia's citation in eWeek













August 9, 2012: Getting TSA to Follow the Law


When the TSA installed full-body scanners in airports across the country, it did so illegally. More than a year after a court ordered TSA to open up its full-body scanner policy to public comment, the agency has refused to do so. Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner explains how a related lawsuit could force TSA to follow the law, and calls for de-nationalizing airport security.