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EPIC: FTC has to stop Google’s privacy policy change

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17/02/2012 by:

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, based in the US, has sued the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an attempt to compel the FTC to act prior to 1 March, when Google plans to make changes to its terms of service so that individuals...

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Google’s new privacy policy criticised by national DPAs in the EU

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28/02/2012 by:

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of France's Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, on behalf of the EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, says that Google’s new privacy policy does not meet the requirements of the EU Data Protection...

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UK ICO says Google may be in breach of its Street View Undertaking

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27/07/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced today that Google has now confirmed it still has some additional payload data from the UK and other countries collected by its Street View cars prior to May 2010. Google said in 2010 that it...

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Google fined $22.5m for monitoring of web surfing

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14/08/2012 by:

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed its biggest ever fine on Google. Users of Apple’s Safari browser who had a "do not track" privacy setting selected were still being monitored, according to the FTC. According to the FTC’s complaint...

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EU DPAs ask Google to upgrade its Privacy Policy practices

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16/10/2012 by:

Google’s controversial changes introduced in March to its European privacy policy have again been met with resistance by the EU Data Protection Authorities. The DPAs says that Google's privacy policy provides incomplete information and makes...

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Google's civil penalty of $22.5 million now confirmed

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20/11/2012 by:

A US federal judge in San Francisco on 16th November approved  the $22.5 million civil penalty imposed on Google, reports Associated Press. This penalty was announced in August as a settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Google...

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EU DPAs warn Google about enforcement action

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21/02/2013 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are to decide in their meeting on 26 February about starting joint enforcement action against Google for the faults  in the company’s new Privacy Policy. The DP Commissioners aim to establish a working...

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Hamburg's DPA fines Google for Street View

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22/04/2013 by:

The German city state of Hamburg has today issued a fine of 145,000 euros on Google for its data collection during Street View operations. The DPA says that the company collected personal data during 2008-2010 through unencrypted Wifi connections....

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France and Spain take action on Google

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24/06/2013 by:

France’s DPA, the CNIL, has ordered Google to comply with France’s Data Protection Act within three months or otherwise it will impose sanctions on the company of up to up to 150,000 euros. Spain’s DPA has similarly warned Google that it could fac...

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CNIL fines Google €150,000 for the failure of its privacy policy to comply with the law

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09/01/2014 by:

The CNIL, France’s Data Protection Authority, issued a €150,000 monetary penalty on Google Inc. on 3 January saying that Google’s 2012 single privacy policy, applying to various Google services,  does not comply with France’s Data Protection Act....

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Google pays 1 million euros fine in Italy for data collection by Street View

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04/04/2014 by:

Google has agreed to pay the 1 million fine imposed for privacy breaches relating to data collection by unmarked Google Street View cars, Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, announced on 3 April. The case goes back to 2010 when the...

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Google’s search engine subject to EU data protection laws

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13/05/2014 by:

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that citizens have a right to request that Google delete their data from search results. In a case involving Google Spain, the court rules that although US-based, the search engine is the data...

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ICO: EU Google judgement does not provide an absolute right to have links removed

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29/05/2014 by:

The ICO welcomes the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on Google as it confirms that Google is acting as a data controller within the terms of the European Union Data Protection Directive when operating the search engin...

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Google receives 12,000 requests as a result of ‘right to be forgotten’ ECJ decision

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02/06/2014 by:

Google received 12,000 take-down requests from individuals on the first day it offered the service, 31 May, according to Agence France Presse . The number confirms earlier estimates given by the German daily Der Spiegel and reported in other media...

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EU Art. 29 DP Working Party meets search engines to discuss “right to be forgotten”

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25/07/2014 by:

The EU’s national Data Protection Authorities meeting as the EU Art. 29 DP Working Party yesterday had a meeting with the three major search engine companies, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, to discuss the ways in which they have implemented the “rig...

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EU DPAs: Right to be Forgotten de-listing also applies to .com domains

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27/11/2014 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities say that the Court of Justice of the European Union decision of 13 May on Google in the Right to be Forgotten case should apply globally. There has been confusion over how to apply the court’s decision, as despit...

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Italy’s DPA extends its reach to audit Google’s US headquarters and possibly other companies

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26/02/2015 by:

The Garante, Italy’s DP Authority, is requesting changes to Google’s privacy policy to bring it into line with Italy’s data protection law. Google has until 15 January 2016 to comply. The decision includes the opportunity for the Garante to conduc...

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UK Supreme Court grants permission in part for Google to appeal in compensation case

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31/07/2015 by:

The Supreme Court has granted Google permission to appeal in respect of two grounds of appeal in a claim for compensation for distress. This is the latest development, announced by the Supreme Court on 28th July, in the long-standing efforts of...

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