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  1. Hidden From Google: New Website Reveals 'Forgotten' Search Results

    In the wake of recent European rulings on the "right to be forgotten", a new website has popped up. According to The Telegraph, the website doesn't list the links Google has removed from Telegraph articles "including images relating to Max Mosely's...

  2. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The Google investigation has been going on since 2011, with the European...

  3. Google Begins Removing Search Results to Comply With 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Google has started removing search results, following the European Court of Justice landmark "right to be forgotten" ruling in May. A Search of Gonzalez's name now shows text at the bottom of the page, which reads, "Some results may have been...

  4. Google Censorship Ruling in Canada Has Worldwide Implications

    Also in May, European courts ruled in favor of a Spanish man who brought a case against Google due to search results that contained "embarrassing" financial information – the case that has become widely known as the "right to be forgotten.

  5. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    On May 13, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in Europe, ruled against Google in a landmark privacy case, asserting that EU citizens have a "right to be forgotten. Their ruling, which cannot be appealed, will apply to all 28...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.