MySpace Settles with FTC

Once again, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has settled with a social networking platform regarding deceptive and misleading privacy practices. Following settlements with Twitter, Inc. in June 2010, Google, Inc. in March 2011, and Facebook, Inc. in November 2011, on Tuesday, the FTC reached a similar agreement with MySpace LLC (“MySpace”) over its failure to uphold promises made in its privacy policy regarding the collection and dissemination of user information. View Full Post
On May 8, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its settlement with social networking service Myspace on charges that it misrepresented its protection of users’ personal information in violation of federal law. Like many of its social media counterparts who were recently the target of FTC enforcement actions, Myspace is charged with espousing strict privacy measures and then failing to do as promised. View Full Post
On May 8, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement agreement with the social networking service Myspace LLC (“Myspace”). The FTC alleged that Myspace’s practice of sharing users’ personal information with unaffiliated third-party advertisers conflicted with representations the company made in its privacy policy, and could allow those advertisers to obtain users’ names, publicly available information and information about their online browsing habits. View Full Post