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  1. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was justifiable. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the...

  2. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    As European Commission vice chairman Joaquin Almunia has indicated publicly, the evidence clearly shows Google's search bias and manipulation of the display of results in favour of its own products and away from other services is a violation of...

  3. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    At a time when the European Commission is proposing to significantly enhance the protection of consumer privacy, Google need to be absolutely transparent about the data they capture and how it is used," Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil...

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

    The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is providing an WiFi location opt-out service; Google has announced that it will delete 3.6 million Dutch WiFi SSIDs, and Google Analytics has been un-banned in...

  5. Google Faces EU Antitrust Investigation Over Alleged Organic, Paid Search Result Bias

    The European Commission (EC) investigation will look at allegations of: We respect their process and will continue to work closely with the Commission to answer their questions," Google wrote via its Public Policy Blog.

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

    Bloomberg quoted Matthew Readings, a London partner at law firm Shearman & Sterling as saying: "Almunia's comments show that Google is firmly on the commission's radar but it doesn't mean that enforcement action is imminent.

  7. Outsourcing Search Engine Marketing Articles

    The action came after more than 100 complaints filed with the attorney general's office, the US Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau. Yahoo has outsourced search ads that it's running for its European portal to UK-based WSPS.

  8. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The US Federal Trade Commission extends its authority to include regulating misleading search results, taking action against two companies accused of tricking consumers. Pagejacking, a term first coined by the US Federal Trade Commission, is making...

  9. The Truth About Big Brother Databases

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in fact charged, sanctioned and fined three last March who obtained consumers' private financial information under false pretenses. Information Brokers Settle FTC Charges Press Release, Federal Trade Commission, 8...