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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. A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a...

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

    Chris Watson, head of Communication, Media and Technology at law firm CMS underlined this point by saying the breadth of Google's offerings and reach into all markets made it hard for regulators to keep the company in check.

  3. 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...

  4. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Google has submitted a response to the European Commission (EC) over its anti-competitive business concerns, Reuters reported. Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover – if found to be in...

  5. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. Our preliminary analysis shows that Google's new policy does not meet requirements of the European Directive on Data Protection, especially regarding the...

  6. Google-Motorola Acquisition Approved in U.S., EU

    Before becoming finalized, the deal will still need to be cleared by regulators in Israel, Taiwan, and China. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) each announced that the deal had been cleared by their respective antitrust...

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

    After long discussions with Hamburg privacy regulators regarding Google Analytics, Google has receive a go-ahead on their data tracking service. The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is providing an WiFi...

  8. Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

    The long worked on facial recognition technology recently released by Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation...