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  1. 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 ICO has subsequently confirmed that an investigation is now underway.The ICO has launched an investigation...

  2. Google Submits Response to EC Antitrust Regulators

    Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia confirmed that Google submitted the documents Thursday evening, just in time for the deadline set by the EC. After the conclusion of the FTC investigation, Google voluntarily made changes to some of its...

  3. 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. Privacy advocates and MPs have been highly critical of the ICO's handling of...

  4. 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.

  5. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that its initial investigations had identified four areas of concerns over Google's businesses practices: We are hopeful that Google will be a willing partner with the EU's Competition Commissioner.

  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 then, maybe you’ll be one of the “lucky” ones who will have your activities brought...

  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. In the European antitrust investigation that started last November and has escalated...

  9. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Bloomberg noted that "FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch said in an interview last month he supported a probe of the dominant players in the Internet-search industry. Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department...