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European Union regulators have taken their first step to making good on their recent threat to take “repressive action” against Google by summer. Following last month’s final meeting between Google and European regulators at which “no change” in Google’s attitude was seen, at least five European countries have begun their own investigations into Google’s global… » read more

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On April 2 the French privacy authorities (known by their acronym CNIL) announced that France, and the privacy authorities in five other European countries (Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United-Kingdom ), had agreed to simultaneously begin enforcement actions against Google under their respective domestic privacy laws. The enforcement actions follow a months-long investigation… » read more

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Following last month’s final meeting between Google and European regulators at which “no change” in Google’s attitude was seen by European Union (“EU”) regulators, at least five European countries began their own investigations into Google’s global privacy policy, promising coordinated enforcement action by summer. But enforcement action against Google, and other global cloud companies, could… » read more

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European regulators have decided to pursue joint legal action against Google in the most coordinated effort to date against the Internet services provider by national regulatory authorities. In October, European Union privacy authorities requested changes to the Google’s unified privacy policy, critiquing the policy’s lack of transparency and clear user choice. The recent announcement, a… » read more

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Europe’s Data Protection Authorities have made a bold new move in their long-running fight to compel changes in Google’s controversial privacy policy. After repeated warnings that the policy violates the rights of European users and persistent indifference from Google, six of the 27 members of the EU’s Article 29 Working Party of national Data Protection… » read more

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