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Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy

Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy

By Chris Crum October 1, 2014

Google’s “new” privacy policy, which went into effect in 2012, continues to draw controversy and government attention, particularly in Europe. This week, the company was ordered by regulators in Germany to limit how it combines user data from its various …

Google Fined Over Privacy In France Google Fined Over Privacy In France

Google has reportedly been fined 150,000 euros ($203,500) by CNIL, France’s data protection watchdog for what it deems to be privacy violations. This is apparently the most they can fine a company, though it can be doubled in the case …

Google Can Now Use Your Name And Face Wherever It Wants Google Can Now Use Your Name And Face Wherever It Wants
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Remember last month when Google updated its terms of service so that it can use users’ profile names and photos across Google products as it sees fit (like in ads)? Well, that is now in effect. Are you okay with …

Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court
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Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare …

Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold? Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold?
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Back in May, the bipartisan congressional Privacy Caucus sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking for clarification on Google Glass and the privacy issues that come with the device. In early June, Google VP, Public Policy and …

Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy

Early last year, Google implemented a new privacy policy, which involved consolidating the policies of many of its various products into one main one to span its various offerings, effectively making Google itself a more unified experience. The policy change, …

Europe Still Worrying About Google Privacy Policy Europe Still Worrying About Google Privacy Policy

France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have launched investigations into Google’s privacy practices after the company elected not to make changes following requests from these countries. Google faces possible fines and other action, depending on how …

CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action

Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations. At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch): “Our privacy policy …

CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy
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French privacy watchdog CNIL is press Google on privacy changes again, several months after it called on the company to give users more control. As you may know, Google consolidated a slew of its various privacy policies last year into …

Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government
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With today being Data Privacy Day, Google took to several of its blogs to outline three initiatives it says it is focused on, related to privacy as it pertains to protection of consumers’ information and government requests. The company will …

Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy
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MediaPost is reporting that three Gmail users filed a lawsuit against Google this week in relation to privacy violations from the Google Buzz launch. Google Buzz, in case your memory of Internet happenings doesn’t extend that far back, was an …

Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You? Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?
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As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does …

EU Will Tell Google To “Unravel” Its Privacy Policy On Tuesday [Report] EU Will Tell Google To “Unravel” Its Privacy Policy On Tuesday [Report]

According to a report from the Guardian out today, Google will be told on Tuesday to “unravel” the changes it made to its European privacy policy earlier this year. As you may know, the company launched a major privacy policy …

Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe
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This year, Google changed its privacy policies, consolidating policies for various products into a more unified policy encompassing most Google products. This was announced back in January, and was implemented in March. Google faced a fair amount of criticism over …

Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History? Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?
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It looks like Google is about to pay the biggest fine ever to be issued to a company (at least one company) by the FTC. That is if a Wall Street Journal report is correct. The publication is citing officials …

Why Google Can Use Knowledge Graph For More Than Search Why Google Can Use Knowledge Graph For More Than Search

Google revealed its Knowledge Graph this week, as a way to deliver better search results based on data, with less reliance on keywords. It’s still in the process of rolling out. It’s possible that we may see the Knowledge Graph …

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. …