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  1. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Claimants in the UK are concerned that the Information Commissioner's Office will not take such a stern line, according to reports. Our letter to the Information Commissioner conveyed our client's position that fines won't work and urged him to...

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

    Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of up to £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. Google pushed ahead with a number of major policy changes...

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

    EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia didn't offer a detailed account of what sort of concessions Google has agreed to. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the company, which owns a dominating 90...

  4. Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

    Google's privacy policies are under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to see if they are illegal under UK law. The move comes after French data protection regulatory CNIL confirmed that Google had made no attempt to meets...

  5. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for the deadline set by the EC. Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business...

  6. Will Europe Force Google to Change How it Displays Search Results?

    Although Google escaped relatively unscathed from a U.S.antitrust investigation into its business practices by the FTC, Europe may bring a less favorable result for the dominant search engine, based on comments by the EU competition commissioner.

  7. Turns Out Google Didn't Actually Delete All Its UK Street View Data

    This has led to police investigations and action by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against the firm, although no fines or legal action has ever been taken. Google has admitted it has discovered more WiFi data collected by its Street...

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

    Database Driving Facial Recognition a Massive Risk: Privacy Commissioner Shortly after, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information called on Facebook to delete the feature that recognizes user faces in images and...

  9. UK Reopens Google Street View Wi-Fi Investigation

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View Wi-Fi collecting in light of recent revelations that the firm was fully aware the technology would grab users' data.

  10. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU's Competition Commissioner.

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

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed it is in discussion with Google to ensure the search giant is complying with all necessary UK data laws following the reports about privacy settings being bypassed.

  12. European Commission Readies 400+ Page Document on Google's Abuse of Dominance

    Furthermore, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is expected to visit Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the EC and the commissioner responsible for competition, to discuss the document and Google's acquisition of Motorola, according to the...