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  1. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    Additionally, they believe the court ruling was based on outdated principles and it was a mistake to assume it even exists in law. Country whose law applies to the request; The breakdown by country for the six largest countries in terms of requests...

  2. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    I expect that the default action by search engines will be to take down information," said Orla Lynskey, a lecturer in law at the London School of Economics. This ruling, along with another landmark ECJ privacy case that threw out Europe's data...

  3. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. A lawsuit against Google over their universal...

  4. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    MediaPost reported the recipients of the $8.5 million settlement would include the World Privacy Forum; Chicago-Kent's Center for Information, Society, and Policy; Harvard Law's Berkman Center for Internet and Society; and Stanford Law's Center...

  5. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Basic information about how the government uses its various law enforcement related investigative authorities has been published for years without any apparent disruption to criminal investigations. This information about how and how often the...

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

    However, in response, Google issued a vague statement claiming it does adhere to UK laws, but it made no direct comment about the ICO's letter or its contents, or an intention to make any changes.The statement said: “Our privacy policy respects...

  7. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    In the ruling, Jääskinen said that Google and other search engines are not subject to privacy requirements under existing European data protection law. He explained that based on present law citizens don't have a right to be removed from search...

  8. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    They've managed to harvest enough information, track enough movement and apply both on a real-time basis, that even if you believe in the law of gravity and your ability to "sign out" with equal faith, they can still hit you with targeted ads...

  9. 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...