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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. The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair...

  2. 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...

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

    The ICO has subsequently confirmed that an investigation is now underway.The ICO has launched an investigation into whether Google’s revised March 2012 privacy policy is compliant with the Data Protection Act,” a spokesperson said.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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. Google received a request to remove 70 YouTube videos for violating the German Children and Young Person’s...

  7. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    Our preliminary analysis shows that Google's new policy does not meet requirements of the European Directive on Data Protection, especially regarding the information provided to data subjects," she said in a letter.

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

    We are aware of this issue and are continuing to make enquiries with Google to ensure that they comply with the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations," ICO said in a statement to V3.

  9. FTC on Mobile Apps: Will Android, Apple Please Think of the Children?

    In August 2011, W3 Innovations, LLC, doing business under the less-than-encouraging moniker Broken Thumbs, settled with the FTC on charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule by illegally...

  10. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    Lamar Smith is trying to resurrect H.R.the Child Protection/Data Retention bill. Meanwhile, Smith is again pushing his Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011; it has been amended, passed the required committees, and was put...

  11. Yahoo Hits $610 Million Jackpot in Lottery Scam Case

    Yahoo takes the protection if its users and brand very seriously," said Yahoo global brand protection legal director Christian Dowell. A U.S.district court in New York issued a ruling in favor of the company, ordering the defendants to pay $583...

  12. Google’s Legal Woes: U.S. Government, Motorola, AT&T ... Al Franken?

    In their request, Google said, “Without such additional protection, Google and other non-parties could find their confidential information -- such as Google’s business plans related to Android -- in the hands of competitors (or their competitors...

  13. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    So the question arises- in what form should consumer protection take within that commerce platform, and conversely, what protections should be afforded to merchants on the platform as well? This week has generated a lot of questions about the...