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

    Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of up to £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. Google pushed ahead with a number of major policy changes...

  2. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia didn't offer a detailed account of what sort of concessions Google has agreed to. By committing to a group of fixes, Google aims to avoid paying out a massive EU fine and facing greater legal action.

  3. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for the deadline set by the EC. Theoretically Google could face a fine as high as $4 billion – 10 percent of its global turnover...

  4. Turns Out Google Didn't Actually Delete All Its UK Street View Data

    This has led to police investigations and action by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against the firm, although no fines or legal action has ever been taken. It said Google had breached its undertaking with the ICO by failing to delete...

  5. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU's Competition Commissioner.

  6. European Commission Readies 400+ Page Document on Google's Abuse of Dominance

    Furthermore, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is expected to visit Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the EC and the commissioner responsible for competition, to discuss the document and Google's acquisition of Motorola, according to the...

  7. Google Stops Street View Data Collection After Canada, Spain Complaints

    Canada's privacy commissioner yesterday declared that Google violated the country's privacy laws, which followed news that Spain's Data Protection Agency plans to fine Google between €60,000 and €600,000 ($84,000 and $840,000) per offense due to...