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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. 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. Pros & Cons of the Top Mobile App Tracking Methods

    Further complicating matters are the ongoing changes and privacy concerns, making it difficult for marketers to choose a tracking technology with confidence. Due to privacy concerns, Apple depreciated access to UDID in applications, resulting in...

  4. Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 Million+ Households

    Facebook assures privacy watchdogs the user data will be anonymized via encryption and that no personal user information will be shared with Datalogix. However, privacy experts at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for...

  5. Searchers Don’t Want Social in the SERPs, Prefer Bing’s Layout to Google’s [Study]

    Respondents cited distraction from their search for information and concerns about privacy as top reasons why they don’t want it. Yet, far less has been written about the ‘how’ — the differing paths each have taken in how they each choose to...

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

    Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s autotagging practice, citing concerns over user privacy. In 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against Facebook with the FTC over their...

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

    The need to comply with the Directive on UK websites – and across the EU – won't go away as browser publishers address privacy concerns at a software level. While U.S.digital industry commentators were debating the "Do Not Track" initiative in May...