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Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Operating System Abuses

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Operating System Abuses

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today urged the Federal Trade Commission to file antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.’s Google for using its monopoly power over the Android operating system to stifle competition and unfairly drive consumers to its own services.

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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European court’s ruling that people have a “right to be forgotten” and can have online search results linking to outdated, irrelevant information removed.

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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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EU Settlement With Google Unacceptable Consumer Watchdog Says; Group Calls for Release Of Newest Commitment Document Offered To Competition Commissioner

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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EU Settlement With Google Unacceptable Consumer Watchdog Says; Group Calls for Release Of Newest Commitment Document Offered To Competition Commissioner

SANTA MONICA, CA – The settlement to end the European antitrust investigation of Google described today by Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is unacceptable, Consumer Watchdog said and the group added that Google’s third Commitment document must be made public.

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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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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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