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Google and YouTube agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million in order to settle with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney General. The settlement arises out of allegations made by both the FTC and the New York Attorney General that the companies violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday struck down Google’s $5.5. million settlement over its invasion of privacy of millions of users. Google settled $5.5 million for installing cookies in browsers and not paying users for their information. The company was accused of exploiting loopholes in the Internet Explorer and Apple [...]

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France’s data protection watchdog group (CNIL) fined Alphabet’s Google on Monday for breaching EU internet privacy rules. The €50 million (USD $57 million) fine is the largest penalty thus imposed on a US tech company, thanks to an increase in sanction limits under the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, enacted in [...]

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases—one a question of class action payments to charities and the second whether sovereign immunity of foreign governments extends to international organizations. In the first, Frank v. Gaos, petitioners contend that the application of a cy pres award, or the distribution of money from a class [...]

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EU President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday announced the proposal of new rules for requiring the removal of terrorist content from the internet within one hour. The one-hour rule would require that the content be removed within one hour of receiving a removal notification from national competent authorities. Failure to remove content within the hour can [...]

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Several human rights groups signed a letter  on Tuesday calling on Google to end its efforts to develop a censored search engine for China, code named Project Dragonfly. The letter accuses Google of “accommodating the Chinese authorities’ repression of dissent,” which would cause Google to participate in China’s violations of freedom of expression and privacy of [...]

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The European Commission  announced on Tuesday that it has fined  ASUS, Phillips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer a total of €111 million (USD $129 million) in four separate cases for online price fixing in violation of EU competition regulations. The manufacturers are accused of compelling online retailers to offer their products at a minimum price under threats of [...]

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The European Commission  fined Google €4.34 billion (USD $5.1 billion) on Wednesday for violating EU antitrust regulations. In a press release , the Commission alleged that Google illegally required smartphone manufacturers to pre-install the Google search engine and Google Chrome as a requirement to license Google’s app store, Google Play, as well as illegally paid smartphone manufacturers to [...]

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed lawsuits on Monday against Google and Facebook for failing to disclose information about who purchased political ads that were displayed on their platforms. Both companies are accused of violating RCW 72.17A, which requires that “political campaign and lobbying contributions and expenditures be fully disclosed to the public and [...]

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