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

    Fining alone is not enough, there will have to be a mixture of fines and prohibitions. In our letter we confirm that its updated privacy policy raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act.

  2. 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. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black...

  3. Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

    However, if Facebook violates the requirements of the settlement, it will be subject to fines. Facebook shared user IDs with advertisers, allowing them to tie Facebook data to information gleaned about users on other sites, according to the Federal...

  4. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    While the fines in France have their own implications of what Google has to do about policing uploads of video or photography or any form of proprietary media, it is the question of whether people can have historically reported information about...

  5. FCC Targets Google Over Wi-Fi Data Collection

    If Google is found to have intentionally violated laws to prevent electronic eavesdropping, the company could face fines of up to $50,000 for each violation. The FCC confirmed the investigation began earlier this year after privacy advocacy group...

  6. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    Last week, Google was accused of a "gross invasion of privacy" and threatened with big fines. From squabbles with the travel industry, to suing the U.S.government, and various privacy disputes overseas, here's a recap of some noteworthy conflicts...

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

    Depending on what happens in Madrid's legal system, Google could be slapped with some hefty fines. Canada's privacy commissioner yesterday declared that Google violated the country's privacy laws, which followed news that Spain's Data Protection...