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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The commissioner added that the EC and its investigators would be watching...

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    The Article 29 European watchdog admitted last week that it doesn't know yet how to handle complaints related to the ruling, with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) also admitting that it needs more time to figure it out.

  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 been barraged with legal complaints over the years. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union...

  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 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.

  6. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    Many of the complaints they’ve filed with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner* involve Facebook’s continued storage of data users believe they have deleted. Facebook files their complaints in Ireland, as Facebook’s User Terms list their Ireland...

  7. Google’s European Privacy & Antitrust Battles: An Update

    Joaquin Almunia, a European Competition Commissioner, told Reuters, "We are trying to determine whether the company holds a dominant position in Internet search. In the European antitrust investigation that started last November and has escalated...

  8. Google Stops Street View Data Collection After Canada, Spain Complaints

    Canada's privacy commissioner yesterday declared that Google violated the country's privacy laws, which followed news that Spain's Data Protection Agency plans to fine Google between €60,000 and €600,000 ($84,000 and $840,000) per offense due to...

  9. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    This is the first time the EU commissioner has commented on the case since the complaints were filed and such comments have sparked much media interest, with the Telegraph estimating that "there could soon be an official inquiry.