Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC | PCWorld“A user can be forced to be publicly associated with someone with whom they do not wish to be associated,” wrote John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director. “People must have the right to choose with whom they are associated. Operating a social network as Google is doing in a blatant attempt to build traffic and the user base is an unfair business practice.”
Full Complaint:"On Google+ any individual can add a user to his“Circles.”If the user does not appreciate theposts he receives from them, they can block the individual. However, if anyone visits theperson’s profile and he has opted to display publicly who is in his Circles, the user’s name andpicture will still appear there. The second user cannot remove himself from thefirst user’sCircles, no matter what, once that person has placed them in their Circles. A usercan beforcedto be publicly associated with someone with whom they do not wishto be associated. This is afundamental privacy flaw and must be fixed"