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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. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    Watchdog group the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed this first-of-its-kind lawsuit against Google in 2007. It's also interesting to note that, as Glenn Gabe pointed out in "Insights From 7th Graders About Google, Smartphones...

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

    There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project Director John Simpson told The Inquirer. Consumer Watchdog is calling on the FTC to block the acquisition.

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

    Fla.and two watchdog groups –  Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Privacy Information Center – began pushing the FTC to investigate whether Google violated a privacy settlement the FTC signed with Google last year.

  5. Anti Retargeting Campaign Strikes At Google In Times Square

    It's time to create a 'Do Not Track Me' list to prevent online companies from gathering our personal information, just as Congress had the Federal Trade Commission create a Do Not Call list to prevent intrusive telemarketers from invading...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. Not everyone will be so thrilled though, as privacy concerns will no doubt be discussed in the media for some time...