Instead, the company announced a few steps that are little more than window dressing and the FTC caves in with a woefully inadequate two-page letter.”
I have to agree. What's the harm in the American public learning details of the case? It's really just a tiny sliver of "all the world's information," so serve it up!
Google's not out of the woods quite yet. More than 35 state attorneys general in the U.S. are working together to investigate Google, and there are ongoing probes in several other countries, including Germany and Italy. The Czech Republic last month banned Google Street View, and Canada last week issued a report declaring that Google had broken the country's privacy laws. The report also detailed the types of information Google had been collecting from Canadian citizens.
See, FTC? It's not that hard.