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

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. A lawsuit against Google over their universal...

  2. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    ABC News reported that the review site is suing a small law firm in San Diego, California, for allegedly posting fake reviews on its site. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm...

  3. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    As we have publicly stated previously, the search function is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight, but a service provided to consumers and businesses by private companies, which have set up...

  4. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    Google recently commissioned a top first amendment rights academic to make their case that they are a media outlet, much like the New York Times, and are therefore protected by freedom of speech law. This February, they were ordered to pay $660,000...

  5. Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes

    If the companies fail to adhere to the agreement, Harris said they can be prosecuted under California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law. Less than a week after a Federal Trade Commission report condemned the lack of privacy...

  6. Google AdWords' Discriminatory Behavior Needs Tweaking, French Regulator Says

    And speaking of Google tweaking practices to abide the law, we're also awaiting to hear whether Google was granted renewal of its ICP licence in China. Google AdWords was found to abuse its dominant position on the French market and ordered to...