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  1. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government requests have risen by 70 percent over the last two years – with a little more information on how it deals with...

  2. Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

    These are requests for user-identifying information, issued under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), and are the easiest to get because they typically don’t involve judges.percent were through ECPA search warrants.

  3. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    Congressman Ed Markey and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have urged for a larger investigation into Google’s Street View data collection. Google today filed a 17-page response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC...

  4. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Congressman and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are calling for further investigations of the search giant. Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into the...

  5. 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.

  6. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Still, said the Electronic Freedom Foundation, the Manager’s Amendment was no compromise. For a more complete timeline of Communications, Privacy and Internet Law, see SOPA on Miso Susanowa’s blog. In part, their open letter to Congress, one of the...

  7. Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

    Google notes the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which allows government data requests without warrants, as a major contributor. As part of the Digital Due Process group – which also includes Amazon, AOL, AT Google is pushing for reform of...

  8. As Twitter Hits New Milestone, CEO Talks Google, Search, Apple, IPO, Privacy

    The four accounts in question were related to a WikiLeaks investigation, with the court order obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which prevents the company from notifying the user that their account has been investigated.

  9. Google Forced to Release WikiLeaks Volunteer's Gmail Info

    The law under which this questionable seizure of private communications is permitted is called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. What do you think of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act?

  10. EFF Asks FTC To Limit How Long AOL Can Store Search Records

    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act is meant to protect communications between and among users -- not to protect requests from customers for directions on the Internet. EFF says the Electronic Communication Privacy Act requires.

  11. SEO Book's Aaron Wall Sued By Traffic-Power Over Revealing "Trade Secrets"

    The published information violates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Question: The letter suggests Traffic-Power might be entitled to damages under the act. Question: Can you be more specific of what exactly he's done to violate...

  12. Are You Wanted by the Recording Industry?

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is helping users deal with the draconian tactics of the music industry cartel. If you feel you've been wrongly targeted by the RIAA, visit the Subpoena Defense Alliance, a joint project of the Electronic...