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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge. Attorneys General and privacy groups including EPIC tried and failed to stop the implementation of Google's new privacy policy early in 2012...

  2. 4 Google Changes and How Online Merchants Can Adapt

    For users, this update can be a bit disconcerting, but mimics a similar Facebook policy. The most controversial change Google has made recently involves increasing user privacy for Google searches through increased search encryption.

  3. 9 Ways to Prepare for a Future Without Cookie Tracking

    Ensure your privacy policy is up to date and fully transparent. Ensure correlating verbiage between your privacy policy and acceptable use policy are complementary. For the most part, do not track legislation is often misunderstood by the general...

  4. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    If accepted by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations Google violated its privacy policy by sending search queries to third parties. As part of the settlement, Google agreed to revise the FAQ section of its privacy policy, but did not...

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

    We have today written to Google to confirm our findings relating to the update of the company’s privacy policy,” an ICO spokesperson said in a statement. However, in response, Google issued a vague statement claiming it does adhere to UK laws, but...

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

    The ICO has subsequently confirmed that an investigation is now underway.The ICO has launched an investigation into whether Google’s revised March 2012 privacy policy is compliant with the Data Protection Act,” a spokesperson said.

  7. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    Changing of Google Privacy Policy from US to EU. But again we have the same issues as in privacy, that which is tracked is not private or anonymous and there are no laws that can prevent an IdP from doing what they would want with your information.

  8. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    By September 2011, Yelp was testifying against Googlein the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy...

  9. Cookie Crunch: Complying with the EU ePrivacy Directive in the UK

    The ICO guidance states that if your visitors "understand that their actions will result in cookies being set" and you aren't relying "on the fact that users might have read a privacy policy that is perhaps hard to find or difficult to understand...