Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136 #00017 

Submission Number:
00017 
Commenter:
Richard Day
Organization:
The University of West Alabama
State:
Alabama
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136

On behalf of the students in my Ethics in CIS course who have studied the Google Buzz incident, I would like to offer their considered opinion that Google be required to pay a substantial penalty for any future privacy violation by Google, including any unsatisfactory report on the proposed biennial privacy assessment and report. Both the severity of the violation and the financial resources of Google should be factors used to determine the amount of the penalty. The funds from such a penalty might be used to establish programs designed to heighten consumer awareness of online privacy issues and methods of protecting personal data while using online services. Thank you in advance for consideration of these comments from my students. The Students of CS310, Ethics in CIS, Spring 2010 Tommie Armistead, William Baldes, Jordan Billups, Jaderekica Graham, Mytisha Hinton, Sharquita Horton, Cody Hug, Victoria Johnson, Richard Luker, Carolyn McKinney, Keiara Middleton, Ashley Smith, Luke Speed, Jerome Swindle, Jacob Wilson, Gerald Worsham