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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. The EC investigation of Android has implications for privacy as well as antitrust This week the European Commission took not one but two momentous actions against Google. The first — which has received the lion’s share of media attention — was the filing of formal antitrust charges accusing Google of abuse of dominance in online… » read more

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SafeGov.org Statement: Public and private sector contracts should prohibit profiling and exploitation of user data Today, in response to the European Commission’s actions against Google finding that the company has abused its dominant share of Europe’s online search market and launching a formal investigation into Google’s Android platform, SafeGov.org calls the following three conclusions to… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Paul Rosenzweig. The world’s cyber network is growing exponentially. As it grows, criminality and malfeasance have followed. But law enforcement is, unfortunately, still mired in a nation-based system of police cooperation – the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty process – that has not kept up with the pace of the new domain. It… » read more

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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. The seemingly endless stream of revelations from Edward Snowden about the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies have put the EU in a bind. Despite the occasional dark suspicions of American officials and media that the goal of EU policy is to hobble American power and influence, the truth is quite… » read more

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