The update of the story "Google to pay $22.5 million fine over privacy practices," posted on Thursday, incorrectly rendered ConsumerWatchdog.org's name. The first version of the story doesn't contain the error.
The story has been corrected on the wire and paragraphs three, four and 17 now read:
However, ConsumerWatchdog.org finds the settlement inadequate for various reasons, including the amount of the fine and the fact that it allows Google to deny guilt and liability.
The fine amount is "chump change" for Google, and the FTC shouldn't have agreed to a settlement unless Google was willing to make an admission of guilt, said John Simpson, director of the privacy project at ConsumerWatchdog.org.
ConsumerWatchdog.org's Simpson said the organization is considering challenging the settlement by arguing that it doesn't serve the public interest if it doesn't include an admission of guilt from Google.
Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.