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  1. Google Tests Knowledge Graph with “In the News”

    However, additional searches for members of the Duggar family and other TLC stars and shows, as well as other unrelated newsworthy figures making headlines -- including former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    The Article 29 European watchdog admitted last week that it doesn't know yet how to handle complaints related to the ruling, with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) also admitting that it needs more time to figure it out.

  3. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Claimants in the UK are concerned that the Information Commissioner's Office will not take such a stern line, according to reports. Our letter to the Information Commissioner conveyed our client's position that fines won't work and urged him to...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 had previously agreed to delete all the data it had gathered in the UK...

  7. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    Shortly after, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information called on Facebook to delete the feature that recognizes user faces in images and prompts friends to tag them. Database Driving Facial Recognition a Massive Risk...

  8. UK Reopens Google Street View Wi-Fi Investigation

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View Wi-Fi collecting in light of recent revelations that the firm was fully aware the technology would grab users' data.

  9. 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.

  10. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    Many of the complaints they’ve filed with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner* involve Facebook’s continued storage of data users believe they have deleted. To protect the information, this feature is only available after the person confirms his...

  11. 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. Google previously indicated that they were opposed to the mass deletion since it would...