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

    Beyond that abstract consideration however, our economic interest does not have a practical or direct impact on the balancing of rights and interests when we consider a particular removal request. Additionally, Peter Fleischer of the Google Global...

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

    One way or another, this ruling in the EU will energize privacy groups in the U.S.who are hopeful that they too can secure similar rights in the States. This ruling, along with another landmark ECJ privacy case that threw out Europe's data...

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

    In doing so, Bing has extremely high standards that respect human rights, privacy and freedom of expression. Microsoft is a signatory to the Global Network Initiative, which is an effort by a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society...

  4. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    This ruling could have a chilling effect on free speech in Virginia specifically and Yelp will continue to fight to protect consumers' privacy and free speech rights. Consumers may feel the need to speak anonymously for privacy reasons or for fear...

  5. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    An appropriate notice-and-takedown system - that requires rights holders to identify specific instances of infringement and online services to respond promptly and appropriately to such notices - can address infringement while still respecting...

  6. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    This settlement addresses privacy issues and protects the rights of people whose information was collected without their permission. We work hard to get privacy right at Google. Google has reached a settlement which would end the firm's long...

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

    Google must respond to these requests in the correct manner, and that means respecting the rights of all parties, Drummond wrote. Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed...

  8. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    By September 2011, Yelp was testifying against Googlein the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy...

  9. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    Specifically Gmail accounts of human rights activists. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wanted to know more about Google's relationship with NSA. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the National Security Agency's decision not to...

  10. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Accountability: Consumers have a right to have personal data handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. A new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights was also introduced today.

  11. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    Despite vocal opposition from the ACLU, EFF, and at least 37 other human rights and privacy organizations (see their letter to the U.S. The Next Threat to Online Privacy and Freedom - Data Retention Despite the economic burden on ISPs, despite the...

  12. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    If enacted, S.968 - Protect IP Act (PIPA) and HR.3261, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would negatively affect all Internet-based businesses, traditional businesses that have Internet presences or divisions, marketers and advertisers, and all...

  13. Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

    Meanwhile, Senator John Kerry, who introduced his own privacy bill along with Senator John McCain in April, called the settlement an FTC success, noting, "These priorities are consistent with what Senator McCain and I had in mind when we...