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

    Google's privacy policies are under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to see if they are illegal under UK law. The move comes after French data protection regulatory CNIL confirmed that Google had made no attempt to meets...

  3. 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. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black...

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

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed it is in discussion with Google to ensure the search giant is complying with all necessary UK data laws following the reports about privacy settings being bypassed.

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

    Joaquin Almunia, a European Competition Commissioner, told Reuters, "We are trying to determine whether the company holds a dominant position in Internet search. After long discussions with Hamburg privacy regulators regarding Google Analytics...

  6. Swiss Court Orders Google to Manually Blur Street View Images

    Hanspeter Thür, Switzerland's federal data protection commissioner, in 2009 wanted Street View to shut down because faces and license plates weren't adequately blurred. Google's Street View mapping service infringes privacy, a Switzerland's Federal...

  7. Schmidt's Solution to Street View Privacy Concerns? 'Just Move'

    Canada's privacy commissioner declared that Google violated the country's privacy laws by collecting WiFi data containing complete e-mails, e-mail addresses, user names and passwords, names and residential telephone numbers and addresses, and...

  8. 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...