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A recent Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (“ICOMP”) Conference on ‘Data Protection and Profiling’ poses difficult questions in relation to Google’s attitude towards the law, exploitation of user information and its new privacy policy

A recent ICOMP Conference on ‘Data Protection and Profiling’ in Brussels focussed primarily on the implementation of Google’s new privacy policy on 1 March 2012. ICOMP provides a discussion forum for organisations and policy makers relating to the online marketplace aimed at supporting principles related to a transparent and competitive Internet. There was some controversy … Continue Reading

The Information Commissioner’s Office wades in on Google and Microsoft privacy row

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has asked Google to explain the operation of its system of delivering ‘third-party’ cookies to Internet users, spurred on by a dispute that has arisen between Google and Microsoft regarding Internet Explorer privacy policies. The dispute arose when Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President … Continue Reading

Does Google Remember Too Much? Spain’s National Court Tests the “Right to be Forgotten”

In the midst of discussions on Google’s revised privacy policy and its compliance with EU legislation, Spain’s highest court, the Audiencia Nacional de España, has referred a case up to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide on whether Spanish citizens can lawfully demand that Google delete information about them from its search engine, … Continue Reading

Concerns for Google’s Privacy Policy

Reed Smith’s Co-Head of Data Privacy, Security & Management, Cynthia O’Donoghue, was interviewed by LexBlog earlier this week, following the recent outcome of the CNIL’s (the French data protection agency) investigation of Google’s new privacy policy. Cynthia outlined the reasons for the CNIL’s preliminary findings, stressing that its failure to properly incorporate EU data protection … Continue Reading

French CNIL Urges Google to Postpone the Launch of its Integrated Platform and Raises Serious Doubts about Google’s Compliance with European Data Privacy Directive

February 2012 will last as a milestone of an unprecedented fight between the Working Party 29, which comprises the European Data Protection Agencies, and Google. Google has highly publicised the forthcoming launch of an integrated platform that is deemed to allow a better tracking of the user’s personal data and in particular to advertise with … Continue Reading

FTC and Google – Proposed Settlement Over “Buzz”

This post was written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Amy S. Mushahwar, and Frederick Lah. Google, Inc. agreed to a proposed consent order over charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated its privacy promises to consumers when it launched its social network, Google Buzz. The Agency alleged in its Complaint that Google’s information practices violated Section … Continue Reading
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