FTC Approves MySpace Settlement
The Commission published the settlement in the Federal Register and provided for a 30-day public comment period, during which Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) suggested additional obligations on MySpace. The settlement prohibits similar misrepresentations about the “the extent to which [MySpace] maintains and protects the privacy and confidentiality” of certain PII. In addition, MySpace is required to establish, implement, and maintain “a comprehensive privacy program” and must submit to biennial privacy audits for a period of 20 years. One important consequence of these settlements is that the Commission may seek civil penalties if the settlement is later violated.