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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    It's important for law enforcement agencies to pursue illegal activity and keep the public safe. We're a law-abiding company, and we don't want our services to be used in harmful ways," he added. We scrutinize the request carefully to make sure it...

  9. Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

    Google's Richard Slagado, Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, stated they will release those numbers in a separate report from here forward and to "stay tuned" for those data. These are requests for user-identifying...

  10. Failure to Comply: Judge Orders Google to Reveal Paid Media Relationships

    While Google failed to comply with the order regarding the media and requested clarification instead, Oracle published its list of individuals and organizations that it had paid, naming blogger Florian Mueller and Stanford professor Paul Goldstein...

  11. Obama vs. Romney: Search for Next President Reveals Astonishing Facts

    Negative media attention is also present for Mitt Romney, as a single ride on the roof of the car for his Irish Setter Seamus almost 30 years ago receives more attention than any of his law initiatives as an elected official.

  12. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s...