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Right-To-Be-Forgotten One Year Later: 70 Percent Of Requests Refused

Oh, Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF), how we love you.  Has it really been a year since you came into our lives?  Simply, yes.  It’s been about a year since the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg (in Europe) was formally established, and since then, Google has received just over 254,000 removal requests all across Europe. …

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France Trying To Force Disclosure Of Google Algorithm, Wants To Regulate the SERP

In regards the the European Commission’s Statement of Objections (antitrust charges) issue, it seems that France has a case of not wanting to wait for it to resolve.  France is taking action to regulate Google’s search results, as well as compel revelation of its search algorithm. According to TechCrunch, a bill is being reported to be making it’s way …

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Google Japan Ordered To Remove Negative Reviews Based On Thin Evidence

A Japanese court, last week, ordered Google to take down two reviews from Google Maps that were less than flattering of a local medical clinic.  There was a doctor there who worked at the clinic and allegedly treated some patients (who inevitably wrote the negative reviews) who signed an affidavit swearing that their reviews were …

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Amazon Goes After Sites Selling Fake Reviews: Files Lawsuit Against Buyazonreviews.com

Fake reviews are never really a cool thing with people or businesses.  They can purposely mislead individuals and cause a mistrust with the businesses connected to them. Amazon has decided to take the battle against fake reviews all the way to the courts.  The giant online business has filed a lawsuit yesterday in Seattle’s King County …

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Facebook Facing Class Action Privacy Lawsuit In Europe

Facebook is facing another battle with privacy watchdogs today, as a court in Vienna, Austria, began the proceedings on a class action suit accusing the company of violating user privacy. The lawsuit is being headed by Austrian law student, Max Schrems, on behalf of 25,000 people.  Schrems is claiming damages of 500 euros (which equates to $538) …

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Report: EU Preparing To File Formal Antitrust Charges Against Google

It looks like those ol’ EU boys are at it again.  Even with the possibility that the European Commission and Google can settle their issues, it seems that the search engine company will be facing formal antitrust charges in Europe.  We have to hand it to Google, they did what they could to avoid this …

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