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Senator calls for FTC investigation into Google+ data exposure

Mallory Locklear
Senator calls for FTC investigation into Google+ data exposure

During his questioning of those testifying before the committee -- which included Andrea Jelinek, chair of the European Data Protection Board, and Alastair Mactaggart, the real estate developer who introduced a consumer privacy ballot measure in California -- he called the Google+ data exposure "the elephant in the room" and emphasized the need for greater consumer privacy protections in the US. "I will be calling later today, in a letter to the FTC, for an investigation of Google in connection with this incident," Blumenthal said, adding that he hoped his colleagues and European authorities would back investigations as well.