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  1. Google Censorship Ruling in Canada Has Worldwide Implications

    A Google spokesperson drew attention to the fact that the injunction would result in "imposing Canadian law around the world". Law professor Michael Geist wrote: Google voluntarily offered to remove the search results from Google.ca but not for...

  2. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    It included a blacked-out chart to demonstrate this gag (pictured above).Richard Salgado, legal director for law enforcement and information security at Google, said the firm wanted to reveal this information but was forbidden from doing so.We...

  3. 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...

  4. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    Another instance involved a UK local law enforcement agency's request to take down a YouTube video that falsely portrayed an official wearing a racist uniform. Local law enforcement also asked that another YouTube video be taken down because it...

  5. 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...

  6. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Even when content doesn’t violate their own guidelines, Google may bend to the law of any given country. In Thailand, the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology asked Google to remove 149 YouTube videos for allegedly insulting the...

  7. Cookie Crunch: Complying with the EU ePrivacy Directive in the UK

    This was the date on which the EU Privacy Directive, which had become UK law the previous year, started to be enforced by the UK regulator, the ICO. When the UK regulator first announced the date for the Privacy Directive to become law, a flurry of...

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

    The issue is particularly interesting from a UK and European perspective as it comes weeks before the so-called Cookie Law comes in to force in May, which will force firms to obtain the consent of users before deploying cookies on browsers.

  9. Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

    Google thinks the freedom of expression is most important value to uphold on the internet… We concluded in the end that it is impossible to provide benefits to internet users while observing this country’s law because the law does not fall in line...