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News Release
5/26/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today endorsed a proposed bill in the New York State Assembly that would provide the so-called “Right To Be Forgotten,” allowing people to request removal of material and search engine links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive from...
News Story
10/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington was abuzz Tuesday after a European Union Court of Justice invalidated a long-standing safe-harbor agreement for the transfer of EU member data to the U.S. The decision was based on revelations about NSA mass surveillance leaked by Edward Snowden and what that said about the ability of U.S. companies to guarantee data privacy....
News Story
10/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Luxembourg (AFP) - Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court on Tuesday struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal. The landmark verdict stemmed from a case lodged by Austrian law student Max Schrems,...
News Release
10/6/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog welcomed a ruling today by the Court of Justice of the European Union that invalidates the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor” deal that allowed Europeans’ personal information to be sent to the United States. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group called on Congress to enact...
News Story
10/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
European idea could be spreading When Europe’s highest court ruled last year that citizens have a “right to be forgotten” on the Internet, many legal scholars and privacy advocates doubted the decision would have much impact in the United States, land of the First Amendment. Now they aren’t so sure. Data regulators in...
News Story
9/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Liza Tucker is a consumer advocate with the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog. Imagine your 18-year-old daughter is decapitated in a car accident. Gruesome police photographs of her body are leaked onto the Internet. Every time someone searches your family’s name, the photos pop up at the top of the page. That’s what happened to...
News Story
8/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Nine years ago, Nikki, the 18-year-old daughter of Christos and Lesli Catsouras, died in a horrific automobile crash in Orange County. Graphic confidential police investigative photos of her remains were leaked and posted on the Internet. Today, those gruesome images are still linked to her name and the names of other Catsouras family members in...
News Story
8/1/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A French order to apply the "right to be forgotten" to Google searches not just across European domains but globally would risk "serious chilling effects on the Web," according to the Internet search giant. Rather than comply, Google is asking the French agency that issued the order to withdraw it. France's Commission...
News Story
7/31/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Association of National Advertisers is urging the Federal Trade Commission to reject a "misguided" effort to create a "right to be forgotten" in the United States. "Allowing the Right to Be Forgotten in the United States would cause serious and undue harm to the public’s right to determine for itself what is...
News Story
7/31/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
U.S. Regulators would be violating the First Amendment if they were to force Google and other search engines to delist certain irrelevant search results at a user’s request, a major advertising trade group said Friday.   The Association of National Advertisers sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to “forcefully...