Judge dismisses lawsuit over Google privacy changes

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"In this case, plaintiff cannot point to any indication that Congress intended courts to monitor the FTC’s enforcement of its own consent decrees," she wrote.

She did not address the substance of EPIC's claim that the privacy changes would violate the settlement.

EPIC plans to appeal the ruling.

The privacy update will allow Google to share user information across its various services. For example, users could see ads in Gmail based on the videos they watched on YouTube.