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CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy

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 one core policy, which enables it to share data from one of its products to the next. TechCrucnh points to …

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Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government

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 continue to advocate for the updating of privacy laws, it will continue its curent process for handling government rquests, and …

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Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy

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 earlier attempt of Google’s at social media, launched about a year and a half before Google+ came out. It was …

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Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?

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 not provide enough info to users on its processing of personal data, does not allow users to control the combination …

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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 change globally earlier this year. It essentially consolidated a number of policies into one major policy to encompass most of …

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Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe

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 the move at the time, but for the most part, the concern had evaporated from the headlines. Now, however, it’s …

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Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?

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 briefed on the settlement terms, so it sounds like a reality. The $22.5 million penalty is the result of a …

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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 provide content in other areas throughout the Googleverse, however. Christopher Dawson at ZDNet made a great point about Knowledge Graph, …

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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. Ideally this meeting will answer all of Europe’s data regulators questions and resolve any ethical issues about the policy. Isabelle …

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Google Revisits Global Network Initiative

Back in 2008, Google first got on board with the Global Network Initiative, and now the search giant’s Public Policy Blog has just

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The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning

Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ users globally this morning.” Do you like the new Google+ design? Is it an improvement over the previous version? Tell …

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Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy

Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the organization gave to Google last month regarding its privacy policy changes. The questionnaire can be read here (pdf). Google’s response …

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