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  1. 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...

  2. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    In the long list of legal issues Google is facing at the moment, here's another one to add to the record: Consumer Watchdog suspects the Mountain View-based company to have picked up unprotected payload data (i.e.

  3. White House Ticks Off Deputy CTO As Ex-Googler Bypasses Privacy Rules

    The White House took action after the breach was revealed through a Freedom of Information Act Request from Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog does not stand to be satisfied with just a slap on the wrist of McLaughlin and requests that he resigns.

  4. FTC approves Google's acquisition of DoubleClick

    When the deal was announced, three privacy watchdog groups asked the FTC to investigate the potential implications on user privacy. But privacy is not an antitrust issue, so it was not relevant to the investigation except in the ways those issues...

  5. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The action came in response to a deceptive advertising complaint made last year by watchdog group Commercial Alert. Online Search Engines Help Lift Cover of Privacy Washington Post, Feb. Privacy And User Information