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Google Privacy Practices Being Investigated By European Union
2013-04-02 14:38:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Six European data protection agencies are preparing possible legal action against search engine giant Google over its alleged failure to make changes to its privacy policy, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The nations include France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom; the efforts are being led by France´s CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés), which is...

Google Privacy Policy Must Change Says EU
2012-10-16 19:05:43

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Union is expected to tell Google on Tuesday that it must unravel its current privacy policy to conform to new standards set for EU countries. The French data protection commissioner issued the formal mandate at a press conference today. Google will have a limited amount of time to put through the changes or else face hefty fines. The EU Data Protection authorities have spent the past several months reviewing Google's...

2012-07-11 11:17:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fresh off a record-setting $22.5 million fine from the American FTC, Google now has to wait until September before hearing their fate from a European regulator. Though France´s Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (or CNIL) had originally expected to have made a decision about Google´s privacy policies in June, the data protection watchdog group now says they´ll have to wait until the fall. Google had taken a new...

Google Promises to Cooperate with Safari-Related Privacy Probes
2012-03-18 05:21:57

Google, who last month admitted to bypassing the privacy setting of Apple's Safari Web browser, has pledged to cooperate with American and European probes into their actions, according to UPI reports published on Saturday. According to the wire service's reports, the Mountain View, California-based tech giant could be facing "steep fines" for cookies that "circumvented firewalls" in order to "allow the company to track a user's online activities," including the placement of a button that...

2011-03-21 14:02:24

France's data privacy regulator said on Monday that Google would be fined $142,000 for the private information it collected while compiling its Street View service. "It is a record fine since we obtained the power in 2004 to impose financial sanctions in 2004," the head of the CNIL regulator, Yann Padova, was quoted as saying in the daily Le Parisien. Google launched its Street View service in 2007, but its arrival in Europe sparked controversy over privacy concerns. Google admitted in 2010...

2009-07-09 14:29:00

MCLEAN, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, the French National Commission for Data Protection and the Liberties (CNIL) has granted approval to a private testing company -- the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) -- to collect biometric data as part of its efforts to ensure the highest level of security for the GMAT exam. No other private examination has obtained this permission. GMAC is the international organization of business schools that...

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