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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. 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...

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

    However, in response, Google issued a vague statement claiming it does adhere to UK laws, but it made no direct comment about the ICO's letter or its contents, or an intention to make any changes.The statement said: “Our privacy policy respects...

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

    The action follows an initial investigation by the French data protection authority CNIL, on behalf of the Article 29 group of which the ICO is a member.The ICO also confirmed that several other data protection authorities in Europe are also...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    The privacy policy change mainly affects users with a Google Account, and you can continue to use many of our services — including Search, Maps and YouTube — when you are logged out. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts...

  8. Google Privacy Policy: 36 Attorneys General Express Strong Concerns

    The move will consolidate the privacy policy for all Google applications and services into a single agreement. No, this isn't about its app privacy policy  or browser tracking, though lately it seems like you need a scorecard to keep track of all...

  9. The Trouble with Tribbles: Beyond Google’s Cookiegate Browser Settings Hype

    No one knew Google would one day amalgamate data across all their services by merging them all under one privacy policy. We should relax this policy a tad to allow setting 3rd party cookies when the 3rd party in question already has a cookie set.

  10. Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

    Google announced plans to consolidate more than 60 policies into one “simplified” easy-to-read privacy policy, that Google said “makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information...

  11. Pot (Microsoft) Calls Kettle (Google) Black on Privacy

    their latest is “Google’s new search services and privacy policy have some calling for a boycott. But it honestly doesn’t hold up upon closer inspection, especially considering Microsoft has its own privacy policy and, oddly, one Windows Live ID...