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  1. Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

    Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC) antitrust concerns, which could finally put an end to the ongoing case. My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors," said...

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

    Their concerns over Google's co-mingling of user data across all services were dismissed by Google at the time, who wrote in response to Europe's Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL):

  3. Google Faces £500,000 Fine if Privacy Policy Isn't Changed by Sept. 20

    This will make it difficult for the ICO, and indeed the European Commission, to find an appropriate remedy that will act as a deterrent. However, in response, Google issued a vague statement claiming it does adhere to UK laws, but it made no direct...

  4. Here's What Google's Labeled Search Results Could Look Like in Europe

    The European Commission is now seeking feedback on Google's cosmetic search result changes that aim to settle a years-long antitrust investigation. The EC also revealed some images illustrating what Google's results could soon look like.

  5. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was justifiable. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the...

  6. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    We are asking the Commission to move quickly and decisively to protect competition and innovation in this critical market. The attack ads coincide with another European antitrust complaint orchestrated by Microsoft relating to Google's Android...

  7. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business concerns, Reuters reported. Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover – if found to be in...

  8. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at recent comments from European Commission vice chairman Joaquin to see that Google's search results are hurting the industry.

  9. FTC Hopes to Resolve Google Antitrust Inquiry Before 2013

    The firm also faced similar issues in the Europe, and was earlier this year told by European Commission to come up with an agreeable settlement so that a prolonged investigation could be avoided. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is aiming to resolve...

  10. Italy Antitrust Chief Warns of Google Publishing Monopoly

    The European Commission (EC) gave Google a July deadline to address antitrust concerns. Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee called upon the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google following the EC's concerns.

  11. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    They warned that "absent injunctive relief by the Commission, Facebook will likely expand the use of the facial recognition database it has covertly established for purposes over which Facebook users will be able to exercise no meaningful control.