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  1. Court Rules Yelp May Demand Money for Adding and Removing Reviews

    It's also significant that Yelp won this lawsuit, according to Minc, because it is now case law and can be used to defend other sites from this type of accusation in the future. This important law outlines how websites are supposed to handle...

  2. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    Additionally, they believe the court ruling was based on outdated principles and it was a mistake to assume it even exists in law. Country whose law applies to the request; The breakdown by country for the six largest countries in terms of requests...

  3. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    Google's compliance with EU competition law will be closely monitored. But I suspect this case is only the beginning of further EU antitrust enforcement in the digital economy. The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested...

  4. Google Begins Removing Search Results to Comply With 'Right to be Forgotten'

    A Search of Gonzalez's name now shows text at the bottom of the page, which reads, "Some results may have been removed under data-protection law in Europe. Bloomberg noted that the internet search engine has removed a link to a Spanish newspaper...

  5. Google Censorship Ruling in Canada Has Worldwide Implications

    A Google spokesperson drew attention to the fact that the injunction would result in "imposing Canadian law around the world". Law professor Michael Geist wrote: The latest case involves Equustek Solutions, a Canadian company claiming that a...

  6. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    I expect that the default action by search engines will be to take down information," said Orla Lynskey, a lecturer in law at the London School of Economics. The case made its way through the legal system until it finally came before the ECJ.

  7. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. Basically, they did not prove their information...

  8. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    As we have long said, Google Books is in compliance with copyright law and acts like a card catalog for the digital age, giving users the ability to find books to buy or borrow. The case, brought against Google by The Authors Guild, has been...

  9. Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

    And although Google's latest algorithm update may not have been motivated by mug shot ethics, rather, a violation of Google law, the unfortunate consequence for these mug shot websites is being extracted from the search results, much to the...

  10. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    ABC News reported that the review site is suing a small law firm in San Diego, California, for allegedly posting fake reviews on its site. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm...