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News Story
7/31/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Advertisers group backs Google, privacy advocates not so much Not surprisingly, Google is resisting a demand that it broaden the "right to be forgotten" by censoring search results worldwide, saying that allowing one country to censor the Web worldwide would start a "race to the bottom." "We believe that no one country...
News Story
7/31/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group’s push to extend the E.U.’s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a “sweeping” negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade group said. The FTC should dismiss a July 7 complaint from Consumer Watchdog...
News Release
7/31/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today said an advertising association’s letter to the Federal Trade Commission misunderstands the Right To Be Forgotten and added that consumer privacy protections are not censorship. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) today sent a letter asking the FTC to reject Consumer Watchdog’s...
News Story
7/20/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports The family of a California teenager who was killed in a 2006 car crash is fighting to keep graphic pictures of her death off the Internet. Christos Catsouras, whose 18-year-old daughter Nikki was killed, is calling for U.S. officials to adopt the "Right To Be Forgotten." Pictures of...
Video
7/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The struggle of a family dealing with the extreme pain that can come from seeing gruesome pictures online, pictures they say should not be available for the public consumption. That is why they and other privacy advocates are petitioning the federal government.
News Release
7/15/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The father of a California woman whose family name remains linked in Internet search results to graphic leaked police photos of her fatal car crash, today joined Consumer Watchdog in calling for the “Right To Be Forgotten” to be honored in the United States. “Since the leak my family has been forced to...
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7/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The father of a California woman whose family name remains linked in Internet search results to graphic leaked police photos of her fatal car crash, today joined Consumer Watchdog in calling for the "Right To Be Forgotten" to be honored in the United States. "Since the leak my family has been forced to relive the shock every time...
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7/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Graphic CHP photos of a car crash victim were accidentally leaked onto the internet. Now every time the family name is googled, that horrific image comes up. So the parents of the victim have teamed up with Consumer Watchdog to establish a 'right to be forgotten rule' here in the U.S.
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
U.S. consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has lodged a complaint with the FTC that Google is being “unfair and deceptive” by not extending the sorts of individual privacy rights it now offers Europeans — under Europe’s May 2014 ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling — to its U.S....
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
CONSUMER WATCHDOG BITES AT GOOGLE A United States consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that tech titan Google is being “unfair and deceptive” with their privacy policies. This is taking into account the fact that Google did not migrate the same individual protection...