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

    We are confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles. Their concerns over Google's co-mingling of user data across all services were dismissed by Google at the time...

  2. Adobe Adds Cloud-Based Mobile Services

    Data Privacy: App publishers can easily manage opt-in or opt-out functionality to enable compliance with data collection and privacy laws for specific countries including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

  3. Goodbye, Keyword Data: Google Moves Entirely to Secure Search

    We’re now working to bring this extra protection to more users who are not signed in. It appears that Google has cut off keyword data altogether. Nearly two years after making one of the biggest changes to secure search that resulted in a steady...

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

    In our letter we confirm that its updated privacy policy raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act. Failure to take the necessary action to improve the policy's compliance with the Data Protection Act by...

  5. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    In the ruling, Jääskinen said that Google and other search engines are not subject to privacy requirements under existing European data protection law. Search engine service providers are not responsible, on the basis of the Data Protection...

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

    The move comes after French data protection regulatory CNIL confirmed that Google had made no attempt to meets it concerns over its renewed privacy policies, first unveiled in March 2012, despite its numerous complaints that the changes were...

  7. FTC: Mobile App Developers Still Failing to Protect Kids

    It informs apps developers that the FTC is launching non-public investigations into whether some "entities in the mobile app marketplace" are violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Most apps failed to provide any information about...

  8. Obama vs. Romney: Search for Next President Reveals Astonishing Facts

    barackobama.com is not owned by the government as some may believe, but rather it is registered via GoDaddy with Privacy Protection service, and I highly doubt that the United States government would need privacy protection) This leads us to a...

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

    We are also in touch with other data protection authorities in the EU and elsewhere through the Article 29 Working Party and the GPEN network to coordinate the response to this development. Google has admitted it has discovered more WiFi data...

  10. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    The Spanish Data Protection Authority asked Google to remove 270 search results linking to blogs and websites that mentioned public figures. In addition, governments sent over 18,000 requests for access to the personal data of 28,562 users worldwide.