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Google Must Allow U.S. Users To Be Forgotten

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Google Must Allow U.S. Users To Be Forgotten

Google today began removing some search results in Europe under the recently court-upheld “right to be forgotten.” The Internet giant should offer U.S. users the same basic right to privacy.

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Consumer Watchdog Praises EU’s “Right To Be Forgotten” Ruling As Privacy Victory

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Consumer Watchdog Praises EU’s “Right To Be Forgotten” Ruling As Privacy Victory

SANTA MONICA, -- Consumer Watchdog today praised the highest European court’s ruling that people have a “right to be forgotten” and can have online search results linking to outdated, irrelevant information removed.

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Proposed European Antitrust Settlement Allows Google To Ignore Requests From Monitor, Consumer Watchdog Says

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Proposed European Antitrust Settlement Allows Google To Ignore Requests From Monitor, Consumer Watchdog Says

SANTA MONICA, CA – A proposed settlement in Europe’s antitrust investigation of Google that establishes a monitor for five years to ensure that the Internet giant keeps its promises under the deal, does not actually obligate Google to do anything in response to a request from the “Monitoring Trustee,” Consumer Watchdog said today and called for the “deeply flawed” proposed settlement to be modified.

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Consumer Watchdog Calls On Texas AG To Press Antitrust Case Against Google

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Consumer Watchdog Calls On Texas AG To Press Antitrust Case Against Google

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today urged Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to press forward with an antitrust case against Google for unfairly manipulating search results favoring its own services damaging both competitors and consumers.

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Consumer Watchdog Objects To EU Commissioners About Proposed Google Settlement

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Monday, February 10, 2014

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Consumer Watchdog Objects To EU Commissioners About Proposed Google Settlement

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog, a U.S. public interest group, has objected to the European Union’s College of Commissioners over the antitrust settlement deal with Google that was announced last week by the Commissioner for Competition, Vice President Joaquin Almunia, the group said today.

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Google’s European Antitrust Settlement Proposal Insufficient, Consumer Watchdog Says As Group Releases Google’s Latest Offer and Questions From European Commission

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Google’s European Antitrust Settlement Proposal Insufficient, Consumer Watchdog Says As Group Releases Google’s Latest Offer and Questions From European Commission

SANTA MONICA, CA – Google’s latest proposal to settle a European antitrust investigation does nothing to solve the underlying problem of how the Internet giant manipulates results and favors its own services in search, Consumer Watchdog said today as it released the proposal and questions the European Commission is asking about it.

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Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google to Make EU Antitrust Settlement Offer Public; U.S. Public Interest Group Says It Will Release Latest Proposal If Internet Giant Won’t

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google to Make EU Antitrust Settlement Offer Public; U.S. Public Interest Group Says It Will Release Latest Proposal If Internet Giant Won’t

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog has challenged Google to make public its latest proposal to settle the European Commission’s antitrust investigation by 5 p.m. Wednesday, or the public interest group said it would release the proposed deal itself.

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23 US Public Interest Groups Back European Union Data Protection Regulation

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

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23 US Public Interest Groups Back European Union Data Protection Regulation

WASHINGTON – A coalition of 23 US consumer, privacy and public interest groups today wrote the European Parliament expressing strong support for the proposed European Data Protection Regulation because “we believe that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe.”

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Consumer Watchdog Urges European Commission To Charge Google In Antitrust Probe

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Consumer Watchdog Urges European Commission To Charge Google In Antitrust Probe

Latest Settlement Proposal from Internet Giant Is “An Attempt To Obfuscate And Delay” SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the European Commission to file a formal Statement of Objections against Google in the nearly three-year-old antitrust investigation of the Internet giant and said Google’s latest settlement offer was an attempt to stall the investigation.

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EU’s Google Antitrust Deal Beats FTC, But Still Doesn’t Do Enough

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Monday, April 15, 2013

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EU’s Google Antitrust Deal Beats FTC, But Still Doesn’t Do Enough

Details of Google's proposed settlement with the European Union to avoid antitrust charges have been leaking out of Brussels over the weekend. And while EU competition authorities appear to have accomplished more that the gentle tap on the wrist meted out by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the deal as so far revealed doesn't do enough to end Google's anti-competitive practices.

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Companies Press European Antitrust Regulators To Act Against Google

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Companies Press European Antitrust Regulators To Act Against Google

Eleven Internet Companies are pressing European antitrust regulators to take strong action against Google so that the Internet giant's smaller rivals aren't hurt. And what happens across the pond in this case could have an impact on possible antitrust action in the United States.

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Europe’s Antitrust Chief Talks Tough On Google

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Europe’s Antitrust Chief Talks Tough On Google

Google may have only received a tap on the wrist from the Federal Trade Commission when the agency closed the U.S. antitrust investigation without taking action against the Internet giant for skewing search results to favor its services, but it's looking increasingly likely that Google will face strong action on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Google Privacy Policy Changes Pressed For By EU Board

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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John Simpson, of Consumer Watchdog, a group critical of Google, says in a statement that Google acted with "complete disregard" for users' privacy. "I am glad the European Union is calling out their abuses, but am disappointed that American consumers must look across the Atlantic to see privacy rights defended," Simpson said.

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