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

    Because Google has developed multiple versions of its product for different countries, it is better able to separate what appears on which search engines to help it comply with local laws. Additionally, Peter Fleischer of the Google Global Privacy...

  2. Bing Denies Censoring Search Results, Blames 'Glitch'

    Due to legal obligations imposed by Chinese laws and regulations, we have removed the results for these search terms. All web companies that operate in China have to follow its stringent censorship laws in what is colloquially known as the Great...

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

    We are confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles. A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge.

  4. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    Now the U.S.states have also secured a settlement, citing laws relating to consumer protection and privacy laws. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S.states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed...

  5. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company. They don't respect it and they don't consider themselves to be answerable to our laws on it. What are they suggesting – that they will force...

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

    With no laws or regulations to say how our PII can be harvested, stored, accessed, shared or validated, the whole situation seems ripe for disaster. Put that together with the network of acquaintances and inter-entity relationships connected to you...

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

    But it's just as important that laws protect you against overly broad requests for your personal information. Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government...

  9. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    But again we have the same issues as in privacy, that which is tracked is not private or anonymous and there are no laws that can prevent an IdP from doing what they would want with your information. In addition, the only laws that govern this data...

  10. Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

    The FCC report concluded that Google had not breached U.S.wiretapping laws but sharply criticized the company for obstructing its investigations, fining it $25,000 in the process. His report also concluded that privacy discussions were needed with...

  11. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    The group insists that the DOJ is with in its jurisdiction to enforce criminal laws like the Wiretap Act. Congressman and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are calling for further investigations of the search giant.