Last week was a busy one for privacy news, yet again. Not the least of this news was the The Hill article on Google's privacy settlement in a class action lawsuit, which included a 20-year period of reporting back to the FTC. Then, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) underscored the effect of the settlement by calling, yet again, for privacy legislation. Throw in the FTC subpoena of Pandora for a potential mobile privacy violation and a huge hack of Epsilon that exposed people's personal data, and that makes quite a stir. Kerry: Google Buzz settlement shows need for commercial privacy legislation – The Hill – The settlement announced Wednesday between Google and the Federal Trade Commission underscores the need for legislation that outlines how businesses can use consumer information collected online, according to a statement from Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). Protecting privacy -- and hindering competition? – LA Times – The Federal Trade Commission's action this week against Google and its Google Buzz social-networking initiative is largely a reminder that the FTC will crack down on companies that violate their own privacy policies. Pandora Subpoenaed in Probe of Mobile-App Privacy Policies – BusinessWeek – Pandora Media Inc., the largest Internet radio company, said it’s been asked for information as part of a federal grand-jury probe into the way smartphone software developers handle personal data. Epsilon Breach Exposes Countless Consumers – SecurityWeek --The world's largest provider of permission-based e-mail marketing, Epsilon, has announced that a hacker gained access to some of its files.