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Advocacy Groups File FTC Complaint Over Online Consumer Health Sites and Health-Related Marketing

In a complaint filed with the FTC on November 23, four advocacy groups asked for "Investigation, Public Disclosure, Injunction, and Other Relief" against several online health giants, including Google, Microsoft, QualityHealth, WebMD, Yahoo, AOL, HealthCentral, Healthline, and Everyday Health

The advocacy groups behind this complaint are the Center for Digital Democracy, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog and World Privacy Forum.  They allege (in 144 pages, complete with web page screen-shots) that:

"Digital marketing raises many distinct consumer protection and privacy… More