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  1. Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

    Google has offered further concessions to address the European Commission's (EC) antitrust concerns, which could finally put an end to the ongoing case. My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors," said...

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

    Their concerns over Google's co-mingling of user data across all services were dismissed by Google at the time, who wrote in response to Europe's Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL):

  3. Here's What Google's Labeled Search Results Could Look Like in Europe

    The European Commission is now seeking feedback on Google's cosmetic search result changes that aim to settle a years-long antitrust investigation. As we've previously reported, Google has committed to proposed clearer labeling for desktop and...

  4. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was justifiable. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the...

  5. Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

    We are asking the Commission to move quickly and decisively to protect competition and innovation in this critical market. In an interview with the New York Times, European Union’s antitrust chief, Joaquín Almunia, noted one solution to deal with...

  6. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at recent comments from European Commission vice chairman Joaquin to see that Google's search results are hurting the industry.

  7. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    The senators also called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to step up its investigation by considering both the issues they have previously raised and those singled out by the EC to "ensure a competitive search market where consumers can...

  8. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin from the Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL), which is leading the Article 29 Working Party's investigation into Google's changes, said Google’s new privacy policies don’t conform to European laws.

  9. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    At a time when the European Commission is proposing to significantly enhance the protection of consumer privacy, Google need to be absolutely transparent about the data they capture and how it is used," Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil...

  10. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    The European Commission, as part of its data-protection overhaul, has proposed recognizing such a right. A French court fined Google 430,000 Euros for four breaches of copyright, while the Spanish courts are considering referring a 'right to be...

  11. Google Antitrust Deal in Works? Schmidt Meets With Key EU Regulator

    Outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt met with Joaquin Almunia, vice president of the European Commission, during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to discuss the ongoing EU antitrust investigation. A Google spokesperson said, "We frequently talk to...

  12. European Commission: No Discussions to Halt Google Antitrust Investigation

    Despite what you may have read elsewhere, Google and the European Commission aren't nearing a resolution on the antitrust investigation launched in the European Union in November, and Google isn't likely to change its algorithm there any time soon.