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

    European regulators, U.S. 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...

  2. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Max Mosley, former president of the FIA and Formula One racing is still battling Google in an epic suit that's gone after the search engine in two European countries over search results he wants gone.

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

    However, in response, Google issued a vague statement claiming it does adhere to UK laws, but it made no direct comment about the ICO's letter or its contents, or an intention to make any changes.The statement said: “Our privacy policy respects...

  4. 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. Google doesn't have to delete sensitive personal information from its search engine index...

  5. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    If the CJEU decides that German law is not compatible with E.U.law, the Germans will have to change their law to be in compliance with European rules, Van der Jeught said. The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that embedded videos don't...

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

    The action follows an initial investigation by the French data protection authority CNIL, on behalf of the Article 29 group of which the ICO is a member.The ICO also confirmed that several other data protection authorities in Europe are also...

  7. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s autotagging practice, citing concerns over user privacy. The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored...

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

    The issue is particularly interesting from a UK and European perspective as it comes weeks before the so-called Cookie Law comes in to force in May, which will force firms to obtain the consent of users before deploying cookies on browsers.

  9. Google’s Patent Battle With Microsoft & Apple Escalates

    Microsoft has filed a formal complaint against Motorola with the European Commission (EC) over what it sees as a clear abuse of its industry standard patents, with Google's tacit backing. Not surprisingly, the European Commission does not seem to...

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

    The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is providing an WiFi location opt-out service; Google has announced that it will delete 3.6 million Dutch WiFi SSIDs, and Google Analytics has been un-banned in...

  11. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    However, just recently, Google won similar cases for European Trademark Laws, Buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law, a court has ruled, overturning a lawsuit over AdWords and adCenter ads displaying trademarked names.

  12. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    We're pleased that the [Spanish] court is considering asking guidance from Europe's top court on whether Spain's [data-protection agency] has overridden European law. A French court fined Google 430,000 Euros for four breaches of copyright, while...