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Some of those people work for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), who tried to sue in Federal Court to force the FTC to review Google’s upcoming privacy changes. They were told in no certain terms to buzz off by the court, ruling that the court system has no authority to compel the executive branch-based FTC to decide whom it will investigate.
We think Google’s statement is admirably clear compared to the overly legalistic wording of most other privacy policies, but certainly we want Google to come clean to the FTC about whatever is asked. In the end though, we suspect that it’s ultimately up to the FTC to decide whether Google has complied or not, and it seems likely the appeals court will hold a similar view.
We’ve added Google’s privacy statement in the source links, so you can make up your own minds.