The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a proposed settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Internet company Google over concerns raised by last year's debut of Google's Buzz social network. The FTC's announcement has come on the heels of last week's decision by France's data protection authority, the CNIL, to impose a $142,000 fine on the company for the gathering of data over unencrypted wireless networks by its Street View vehicles, the report states. Privacy experts, industry advocates and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials are offering different insights on the potential implications of Wednesday's settlement announcement in the U.S.
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