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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    But I suspect this case is only the beginning of further EU antitrust enforcement in the digital economy. The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might...

  2. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    It included a blacked-out chart to demonstrate this gag (pictured above).Richard Salgado, legal director for law enforcement and information security at Google, said the firm wanted to reveal this information but was forbidden from doing so.We...

  3. Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

    We believe this suit is probably a result of the enforcement action we were required to take against some of the plaintiffs for improper conduct rather than based on any real merit. A lawsuit filed in California is seeking employment benefits and...

  4. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Basic information about how the government uses its various law enforcement related investigative authorities has been published for years without any apparent disruption to criminal investigations. Several high-profile technology companies have co...

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

    Failure to take the necessary action to improve the policy's compliance with the Data Protection Act by September 20 will leave the company open to the possibility of formal enforcement action. Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential...

  6. Matt Cutts Talks SEO for Google: 9 Things You Should Expect This Summer

    Google is planning to be a lot stronger on their enforcement of these types of paid links and advertising, disguised as “advertorials”. The latest Google Webmaster video features Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts talking about what webmasters can...

  7. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    Another instance involved a UK local law enforcement agency's request to take down a YouTube video that falsely portrayed an official wearing a racist uniform. Local law enforcement also asked that another YouTube video be taken down because it...

  8. FTC Tightens Online Disclosure Requirements

    From their past history, I would expect the FTC to take a mild approach to enforcement at first, then suddenly decide to single someone out and make an example of them. In December 2009, they had already made it known that even bloggers were...

  9. Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

    Google receives thousands of requests from law enforcement authorities to hand over user data, and while the firm was one of the first to publish transparency reports, it took until today for Google to work out a way to publish statistics about...

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

    It's important for law enforcement agencies to pursue illegal activity and keep the public safe. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government requests have risen by 70 percent over the last two...

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

    Google's Richard Slagado, Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, stated they will release those numbers in a separate report from here forward and to "stay tuned" for those data. Today, Google released new data in the...