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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    The European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has suggested that when he completes his antitrust investigation into Google, he might follow it with a YouTube study. The commissioner added that the EC and its investigators would be watching...

  2. 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...

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

    Google pushed ahead with a number of major policy changes last year, causing uproar at the time, and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) vowed to investigate.Now, in an update on its work, the data watchdog said it believes Google’s...

  4. 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 action follows an initial investigation by the French data protection authority CNIL, on behalf of the...

  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. 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. We are pleased that the Hamburg Data Protection Officer and Freedom of Information...

  8. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    The EU is taking anti-competitive allegations regarding the search industry with great attention but Google said it is "confident" is has a "good case" after EU competition commissioner Joaquim Almunia stated that he is "looking at the allegations...