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  1. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    The breakdown by country for the six largest countries in terms of requests was as follows: requests have been made under French law (as chosen by the requester in the webform), involving around 58,000 URLs; requests under German law for 57,000...

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

    Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to remove others he identifies, but that the law does not support his demand for the creation of "an unprecedented new Internet censorship...

  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 Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights academic to make their case that they are a media outlet, much like the New York Times, and are therefore protected by freedom of speech law. However, the French judgment takes the onus off...

  5. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law. Under Australian law, the court could not levy a monetary fine against Google, though they ordered that the search giant pay the plaintiff’s...

  6. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    Google is reviewing the court order, which would force Google's operations based in U.S.to obey the Japanese court of law. However, in January of this year, a French court ordered Google to pay a $65,000 fine and remove the word “escroc” (crook) as...

  7. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    This includes $1 billion saved by allocating profits to a Bermuda-based law firm (where corporate income tax is non-existent), the use of the Google Ireland Holdings for licensing and intellectual properties, and the amount charged for licensing...

  8. 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. Though freedom-of-expression provisions of Spanish law protect newspapers, legal...

  9. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    The company further commented in a statement that it is "very confident" its "business operates in the interests of both users and partners, as well as within European competition law. Bloomberg quoted Matthew Readings, a London partner at law firm...

  10. Google AdWords' Discriminatory Behavior Needs Tweaking, French Regulator Says

    And speaking of Google tweaking practices to abide the law, we're also awaiting to hear whether Google was granted renewal of its ICP licence in China. Google AdWords was found to abuse its dominant position on the French market and ordered to...

  11. SearchDay | Bing from the Agency Perspective

    Privacy Roundup: Google Street View, French Law, and Congressional Hearings Posted by Nathania Johnson Jun 22, 2009 Privacy concerns are ever-present, but the past week has generated significant buzz on the matter.