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  1. 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...

  2. Google: We Didn't Mess With Texas Attorney General

    We have shared hundreds of thousands of documents with the Texas attorney general, and we are happy to answer any questions that regulators have about our business," said a Google spokesperson. The tribulation started two years ago as an antitrust...

  3. Facebook's Instagram Purchase Faces Government Review

    Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram is reportedly facing delays of several months, as U.S.regulators probe the deal. But according to the FT, the major threat facing Facebook is not that the deal will be blocked by...

  4. Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

    We want to delete this data as soon as possible, and are currently reaching out to regulators in the relevant countries about how to quickly dispose of it. The FCC's 17-month investigation found that Google supervisors and Street View engineers had...

  5. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin from the Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL), which is leading the Article 29 Working Party's investigation...

  6. Not Just Google: Regulators Shut Down Bing, Yahoo Mortgage Scam Ads

    The investigation, however, remains ongoing. Microsoft, meanwhile, has extended its cooperation in much the same way Google did earlier on in the investigation. The fake mortgage programs that brought Google under recent scrutiny don't seem to be...

  7. Google’s European Privacy & Antitrust Battles: An Update

    After long discussions with Hamburg privacy regulators regarding Google Analytics, Google has receive a go-ahead on their data tracking service. In the European antitrust investigation that started last November and has escalated to 10 complaints...

  8. Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

    The long worked on facial recognition technology recently released by Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation...