There is a much longer post to be written on Google’s privacy policies and its history of combatting or complying with government requests for information and those of third parties using the courts to get access to user data. But I’ll take two recent items to … [Read more...] about Is Google Using A Privacy Double Standard?
DuckDuckGo, a small search engine that’s largely flown under the public radar, has started the new year by taking a public shot at Google on the issue of search privacy. The company has launched DontTrack.us, an illustrated guide showing how Google tracks its users … … [Read more...] about DuckDuckGo Challenges Google On Privacy With DontTrack.us
Video search marketing has exploded in the past few years. The problem is that most marketers today, especially those in small-to-medium businesses, have no idea what the legal issues with online video are. As a video search marketing professional and legal analyst of new media, … [Read more...] about 5 Legal Tips For Video Search Marketing
As you read earlier the US Federal Trade Commission concluded its investigation of Google over the company’s supposedly “deceptive privacy practices in Google’s rollout of its Buzz social network.” My view after talking to people at Google following the … [Read more...] about Twenty Year FTC “Privacy Audit” Intended To Punish, Make Example Of Google
The first of the two bills is from Democratic Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal and would require Google, Apple, app developers and others to gain consent before accessing user location information. The Hill reports that the US Justice Department would be the enforcing … [Read more...] about Two Mobile Location Privacy Bills Introduced In Congress
At a conference in Berlin Google’s global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer offered a window into Google’s “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) decision-making process: The requests . . . first go to a large team of lawyers, paralegals and engineers who decide … [Read more...] about Demanding More Detail, Legal Group Calls On Google To Disclose RTBF Criteria
The French privacy authority, the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), has taken an extreme and potentially dangerous position that unwittingly supports internet censorship. CNIL, and others in Europe, have repeatedly demanded that links … [Read more...] about French privacy regulator fines Google for not removing RTBF links outside of Europe
It’s a bad privacy day for Google, with Privacy International first accusing the company of having the worst privacy performance of any internet service company in a study it has just released and then accusing Google of conducting a smear campaign against it. But if you … [Read more...] about Google Bad On Privacy? Maybe It’s Privacy International’s Report That Sucks