News stories posted during August 2012

Google fined $22.5m for monitoring of web surfing

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14/08/2012 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed its biggest ever fine on Google. Users of Apple’s Safari browser who had a "do not track" privacy setting selected were still being monitored, according to the FTC. According to the FTC’s complaint...

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US FTC orders Facebook to correct deceptive privacy settings and apps program

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15/08/2012 by:

Following a public comment period, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accepted as final a settlement with Facebook which says the company shall not misrepresent in any manner the extent to which it maintains privacy or security for personal...

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New Zealand: Accident Compensation Corporation to be audited every two years

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23/08/2012 by:

An independent review into to the privacy breach by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) says that while the breach was a result of a genuine error, it happened due to systematic weaknesses within ACC’s culture, systems and processes. A...

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