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Court Approves $22.5 Million Google Settlement

Posted in Advertising & Marketing, Federal Trade Commission, Online, United States

A U.S. district court has approved the Federal Trade Commission’s $22.5 million settlement with Google.  The FTC had charged that Google misrepresented to users of Apple’s Safari browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted ads to those users, violating an earlier privacy settlement between the company and the FTC. 

The settlement is the largest FTC penalty ever for violation of a Commission order.