Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136 #00022 

Submission Number:
00022 
Commenter:
 O'Leary
State:
Delaware
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136

Their policy is absurd, and I know speaking from experience as a Gmail user - There are a plethora of reasons to go after Google, and this Comments section, indeed whole volumes of books, have not the room to pen them all in one location. On the proposed consent order, In the Matter of Google Inc., File No. 1023136, between the FTC and Google, The consent order comes as a result of the complaint filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") regarding the privacy breach to Gmail users caused by Google Buzz. Google earned this FTC complaint, drawing heavily on the complaint EPIC filed with the agency, not only for unfair and deceptive practices via Google Buzz but for all Google's products and services, especially Gmail and Google Buzz. Google shouldn't be able to misrepresent its privacy policies and independent privacy audits should be every two MONTHS not 2 years, especially as often as our technology increases. Bear in mind Moore's law that every 2 years the latest technology has become completely obsolete. Google's privacy program should be comprehensive to safeguard its users data and personal information, including as a minimum but not limited to: Limit data retention to the minimum time necessary Routinely encrypt all cloud-based services (Gmail, Docs, etc.) Not disclose user data to law enforcement without a warrant Allow users to use Google services anonymously Stop behavioral profiling of Internet users Limit Google's use of a web site's Analytics data Not require Google Accounts for Android phones Not track Android users without explicit permission Be transparent as to what data it collects on users Allow users to control the information Google collects on them Encrypt all Gmail to Gmail emails/chats using open standards like pgp Refrain from offering facial recognition services