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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...
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Search leader Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) should offer a "right to be forgotten" policy in the U.S., just as it does in the European Union, says consumer group Consumer Watchdog in a letter filed with the Federal Trade Commission. The nonprofit consumer organization, a longtime Google critic, cited the "right of relevancy" provision...
News Story
7/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The failure of Google to offer users in the U.S. the same "right to be forgotten" protection available in Europe violates U.S. law on unfair and deceptive trade practices, according to the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. The organization on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to "...
News Release
7/7/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Google’s failure to offer U.S. users the ability to request the removal of search engine links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive is an “unfair and deceptive” practice, Consumer Watchdog said in a complaint today to the Federal Trade Commission. In...
News Story
7/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Internet users in Europe have something Internet users in the U.S. don't have: a right to be forgotten online. Thanks to a 2014 court case, Europeans can ask search giants to remove results that are outdated, inaccurate, or irrelevant -- giving them more control over their online reputations. But now, one consumer group is...
News Story
7/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to extend Europe’s “right to be forgotten” to Google and other search engines. Because of the European law adopted in 2014 as the result of a court case, Google has removed more than 41 percent of the requests it receive in Europe. It declined to remove about 495, 674...
Video
7/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s failure to offer U.S. users the ability to request the removal of search engine links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive is an “unfair and deceptive” practice, Consumer Watchdog said in a complaint today to the Federal Trade Commission.
News Story
7/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Even those of us who didn’t grow up in the Internet age can still find traces of our much younger selves online, which can occasionally make for a fun trip down memory lane. But not everyone is pleased with the idea that every online mention of their name may be forever etched into Google’s search memory. In 2014, the Court of Justice...
News Story
7/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
I’ve been a critic of the European “right to be forgotten” ruling that requires Google to remove links to some Internet content. The ruling is anti-information, anti-free speech and a burden for companies that have to sift through thousands of requests. Since Google lost the ruling last year, it has removed links to more than 40...