September 11, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of violating a federal wiretap law while collecting data for its Street View program. The case arose after Google acknowledged that its Street View vehicles had been collecting and storing ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Keith Herting
Google agreed Wednesday to a $7 million settlement for its collection of improper data during the course of its Street View campaign. The settlement arose from a suit brought by the attorneys general of 38 states against Google for its collection of "payload data," which includes fragments of ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 11, 2010, Google officials released a letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives claiming that its collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks during the creation of its Street View maps was inadvertent and did not violate any laws. Earlier the ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Switzerland announced Friday that it has ruled partially for Google in a case over privacy violations through its Street View service. The federal tribunal based in Lausanne held that Google is not compelled to completely blur all faces and license plates but should do so ...[read more]
May 3, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Privacy regulators from EU member states expressed their concerns on Wednesday over potential privacy breaches by Google and are considering reopening their privacy investigations into the company. The concerns revolve around fines and a report issued by the US Federal Communications Commission ( ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Google, Inc. was fined $25,000 on Friday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the company's failure to cooperate with the a federal investigation. Google incurred the fine by refusing to disclose information on its alleged collection of personal information without permission during ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 21, 2011, the French national Commission of Information Technology and Liberty (CNIL) fined Google for violations of French data privacy laws. The issues arose from the allegedly mistaken collection of personal data over unsecured networks by Google through their Street View cars, which ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 24, 2010, an Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations. The Milan court found that David Carl Drummond, George De Los Reyes, and Peter Fleitcher, violated the privacy rights of a young man with Down's Syndrome when they allowed a video showing his classmates ...[read more]
January 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On January 6, 2011, South Korea National Police Agency announced that it found evidence that tech conglomerate Google illegally collected data from unencrypted networks. The illegally captured data included hundreds of thousands of emails, instant messages, passwords and search histories that was ...[read more]
November 29, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Malaysia's lower house of Parliament approved a new law on Tuesday that would ban street protests and impose tougher restrictions on demonstrators in the nation. The Peaceful Assembly Bill contains an outright ban on street protests while simultaneously restricting the population that may exercise ...[read more]

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