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  1. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    In addition, the only laws that govern this data collection are Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) which can be signed away with a TOS and a click of a button. So your IdP can hold all this data on you and where you go with your data, who...

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

    The FCC report concluded that Google had not breached U.S.wiretapping laws but sharply criticized the company for obstructing its investigations, fining it $25,000 in the process. The data collection occurred during Google's efforts to supplement...

  3. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    The group insists that the DOJ is with in its jurisdiction to enforce criminal laws like the Wiretap Act. Google has previously faced government scrutiny over the collection of wireless data by Street View teams all around the world.

  4. 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.

  5. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    Because the government is governed by such legislation as the Privacy Act of 1974, it would not be able to secure and authenticate individual identities without significant changes to our existing laws, so an Identity Provider would be a private...

  6. Google Stops Street View Data Collection After Canada, Spain Complaints

    Canada's privacy commissioner yesterday declared that Google violated the country's privacy laws, which followed news that Spain's Data Protection Agency plans to fine Google between €60,000 and €600,000 ($84,000 and $840,000) per offense due to...

  7. IAB Promotes Data Transparency Within Interactive Advertising Industry

    It aims to define the data landscape as it exists today and to suggest a set of recommended B2B best practices to guide the collection and use of data by all parties in the marketplace, consistent with the laws and regulations and the self...

  8. Utah Legislature Attempts to Regulate Keywords - Again

    I'm sure some lawyers will try to find other nifty laws to facilitate the extraction damages. Election Year Brings New Efforts to Regulate Search Engine Data Collection Kate Kaye at ClickZ.com is reporting that the Utah House has passed H.B.which...

  9. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 7-11, 2008

    Others' Trademark Terms In Meta Tags Illegal: Georgia Court RulesThe 11th Circuit Court of Georgia ruled the use of others' trademarks in meta tags infringes trademark laws. Adults Uncomfortable About Search Engine Data CollectionA majority of U.S...