August 14, 2006 | By Derek Slater

EFF Demands FTC Investigation and Privacy Reform After AOL Data Release

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked [PDF] the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate AOL and require changes in its privacy practices, after the company recently released search history logs that exposed the private lives of more than a half-million of its customers. EFF argues that the release of this data violated AOL's privacy policy and the Federal Trade Commission Act and should be investigated. EFF further requests that the FTC require AOL to notify customers affected by the disclosure and to stop logging search data except where absolutely necessary.

Read the complaint here [PDF], and take action now to help protect privacy in your search queries.

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