The FTC has just announced a settlement with Google Inc. resolving alleged privacy violations involving Apple Inc.’s Safari Web browser.

Under the terms of the agreement, Google will pay a $22.5 million civil penalty.

The matter stems from allegations that Google misrepresented to Safari users that Google would not place tracking “cookies” or serve targeted ads to those users.

The press release and consent documents may be found at:

This article was prepared by Erika Brown Lee ( / 202 662 4643) of Fulbright’s Privacy, Competition and Data Protection Practice