One of the legal issues that continues to arise has to do with the notion of Internet privacy. There is not a week that you will not see this legal issue make its way to the legal news circuit. This seems to be one of the legal issues that continues to arise because it has not been fully dealt with as of yet. The legal issue keeps coming to the legal system, but the legal issue never seems to be concluded one-hundred percent. Until the legal issue is fully resolved, the legal issues will continue to pour in regarding the matter of Internet privacy. For the most part, most of the legal issues of Internet privacy seem to be dealt with on a cases by case basis, but none of the legal issues that are weighed out seem to be an end to the discrepancies in their entirety. Until this happens, we are not at all surprised as we see the legal issues arising time and time again. Just like with any other legal matter, until the law is completely laid down in attempt to at least try to cover all aspects of this legal issue, the legal issues will continue to persist.
1. The newest set of Internet privacy legal issue cases have to do with the Internet giant, Google. As many were not at all astonished to find, as soon as Google released its newest phenomenon, Google Buzz, the legal issues begin to come out of the framework. Of course, these privacy legal issues are followed by a legal complaint. A privacy group by the name of the Electronic Privacy Information Center has started its first tactic at its combat of the legal issue by filing a complaint about Google Buzz with the Federal Trade Commission. The direct allegation that is made by the Electronic Privacy Information Center is that Google Buzz violates the federal consumer protection act.
2. Many were a bit taken aback to see that any of these privacy legal issues would pour in so soon after Google had just made revisions in order to rectify privacy concerns of Google Buzz. One of the revisions that Google made with its new feature of its Gmail e-mail provider, is to, instead of listing all of a person’s contacts as a potential Google Buzz correspondent, the new feature now only makes suggestions as to who you could potentially incorporate correspondence with in Google Buzz.
3. Now, the key privacy legal issue that the Electronic Privacy Information Center has is that Google Buzz is automatically added to a Gmail account without people having the opportunity to opt whether or not they would like to add this feature to their email account. The response from Google in regards to the privacy legal issue thus far is that although the feature is added into the Gmail account, in order to use Google Buzz, users will have to physically activate the account first. In the meantime, Google says that they are open to further suggestions as to how they can continue to improve Google Buzz.