“This new policy and omission of a consumer opt-out option on a product-by-product basis raises a number of important privacy concerns….We are interested in any actions the FTC has taken or plans to take to investigate whether Google has violated the terms of its consent agreement”, the representatives wrote.
Goggle agreed to a settlement in which the company would be prohibited from future privacy misrepresentations. It also required Google to implement a comprehensive privacy program, in addition to regular independent privacy audits over the next 20 years.
“You can use as much or as little of Google as you want. For example, you can have a Google Account and choose to use Gmail, but not use Google+. Or you could keep your data separate with different accounts – for example, one for YouTube and another for Gmail”, she added.