Google Fine For Safari Privacy Evasion Would Be ‘Appropriate,’ Researcher Says

Date published: 
May 8, 2012

“I believe a fine would be appropriate,” said Jonathan Mayer, a researcher and graduate student at Stanford Law School [and CIS Student Fellow], in an email to TPM. “Google circumvented a privacy protection that is used by millions of Americans. It misled users about how they could prevent sharing their browsing history. It breached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. And, quite likely, it profited from this misconduct.”

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