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E-commerce in hot water

Health care Web sites are only the latest online companies to come under the scrutiny of federal regulators concerned with protecting user privacy.

 

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Health care Web sites are only the latest online companies to come under the scrutiny of federal regulators concerned with protecting user privacy.

"(The FTC is) concerned with privacy on the Web in all industries--and health care is no exception."

- Federal Trade Commission representative

 


Health care sites targeted in probe
see story: Probes are latest headache in e-commerce The Federal Trade Commission begins an inquiry into the privacy practices of some Net-based health care firms, according to companies.

Michigan initiates DoubleClick inquiry
The state's attorney general takes steps to file a consumer protection lawsuit blasting the online ad firm's data-collection practices.

FTC looks at DoubleClick privacy concerns
The Internet's largest advertising network acknowledges it is under a Federal Trade Commission investigation concerning its practice of collecting dossiers on consumers.

Probes the latest headache in e-commerce
Federal officials launch inquiries into some of the top names in online business, including Amazon.com, eBay, eToys and Internet advertising network DoubleClick.