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French Privacy Watchdog Fines Google €150,000

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Google has been fined by the French data protection authority after it ruled that Google's privacy policy doesn't comply with the country's data protection laws. Google must publish an announcement of the decision on its France homepage for two days. Google has been fined by the French data protection authority after it ruled that the firm doesn't comply with the country's data protection laws. 0 Comments

Germany Fines Google €145,000 for Street View Data Collection

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Google has accepted a fine from the German data protection authority over its mistaken and unused collection of WiFi data using Google Street View cars. Germany calls it "one of the most serious cases of violation of data protection regulations". Google has accepted a fine from the German data protection authority over its mistaken and unused collection of WiFi data using Google Street View cars. Germany calls it "one of the most serious cases of violation of data protection regulations". 0 Comments

Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

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Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. 0 Comments

New Google Privacy Policy Changes Now in Effect

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Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules. Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules. 0 Comments

Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

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Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being implemented this Thursday, March 1. French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being implemented this Thursday, March 1. French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. 0 Comments

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL are on board with a new White House “Do Not Track” technology plan that will give more control to users and more power to the Federal Trade Commission. A new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights was also introduced. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL are on board with a new White House “Do Not Track” technology plan that will give more control to users and more power to the Federal Trade Commission. A new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights was also introduced. 0 Comments