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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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

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

    Database Driving Facial Recognition a Massive Risk: Privacy Commissioner 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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. But the extent to which they collect and keep information users may not even realize...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...