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News Story
4/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google said last year that streamlining its privacy policies would make for simpler, better services. All the company has done, however, is complicate its relationship with six key EU members who are now joining forces to take legal action against Google over user data. Neither side is backing down at the moment, although it's unclear whether...
Blog Post
4/2/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Serial privacy violator Google may face fines in the millions of dollars in Europe as six countries Tuesday opened formal investigations into how Google combined its privacy and data policies last year without bothering to seek users' consent. The actions by France, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain came as Google refused to...
News Release
10/16/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today praised the European data commissioners for rebuking Google’s unilateral merging of privacy policies and data across its various product lines and called on the Federal Trade Commission to act to protect U.S. consumers. “Google acted in complete disregard for legitimate privacy concerns...