right to be forgotten

Here’s a rare sight: Google has been hit with a €10 million fine by Spain for serious breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which found it…

Spain slaps Google for frustrating the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Among the privacy and security-related updates announced today at Google’s I/O conference, the company says it’s bringing phishing protection to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides.…

Google brings phishing detection to Docs, Sheets and Slides, along with other privacy and security updates

Cybersecurity 101: It’s now easier to request the removal of your personal information from Google search results.

How to remove your personal information from Google search results

Google is rolling out the ability for kids, teens and their parents to request to have pictures deleted from the company’s image search results. The new privacy option was one…

Google now lets people under 18 or their parents request to delete photos from search results

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google doesn’t have to de-reference at a global scale results related to the so-called “right to be forgotten.” Europe’s…

Europe’s top court rules that ‘right to be forgotten’ only applies in Europe

Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-à-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten.’ Since a 2014 Court…

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’

Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting delistings to European sub-domains (as it…

Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’

The number of complaints filed with the U.K. data protection watchdog has more than doubled since the introduction of new European regulations. There were 6,281 complaints filed with the Information…

UK data protection complaints more than double under new GDPR rules

If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century…

To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech
Privacy

WTF is GDPR?

9:00 am PST • January 20, 2018

Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens’ data will need to be sure they’re compliant. We explain the…

WTF is GDPR?

Segment is a startup that helps companies collect customer data from a variety of siloed sources and place that data in a single usable record. Today, it announced it has added…

Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests

Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date information returned by an…

Google’s right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europe’s top court

Google has won a long-standing battle in Japan that drew parallels with Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. The Japanese Supreme Court today dismissed a case against the U.S. company seeking the…

Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ battle in Japan

While Google shows off its latest developments at the I/O event in California, there’s been another development in the ongoing legal fallout from the 2014 Right to be Forgotten ruling…

Google files appeal in France opposing an order to apply Right to be Forgotten globally

Fake reviews have been an occasional and frustrating by-product on sites like Google, Yelp and Amazon for years. But a recent case in the Netherlands highlights how one company affected by them fought back. A…

Google ordered to hand over names of fake reviewers in Dutch court case

As promised, Google today announced that it is making a number of changes to how it handles links it has delisted under Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten‘ regulations. Instead of…

Google now uses geolocation to hide ‘right to be forgotten’ links from its search results

Dutch startup Leakserv is playing in the online identity management space, with a special focus on helping victims of revenge porn who want specific content taken offline.

Dutch Startup Leakserv Takes Aim At Revenge Porn

It’s taken well over a year for Google to shift its position but the search giant is finally buckling to European data protection regulators’ demands to apply granted search delisting…

Google Finally Expands Europe’s Search Delisting To Google.com Domain

Facebook’s least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC strikedown of…

With No European Safe Harbor, Facebook Faces Privacy Complaints On Multiple Fronts

Your Data Blind Side

8:00 am PST • November 8, 2015

You might be about to see companies like Facebook, Google and many others whose business models depend on using their customers’ data, scramble in the wake of a case currently…

Your Data Blind Side

Google said “non.” In a blog post, Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer explained why Google wouldn’t comply with the French data protection watchdog demands. The CNIL wanted the American company…

Google Rejects French Watchdog Demand For Global Privacy Delistings

The Article 29 Working Party — the European body comprised of representatives from member states’ data protection authorities (DPAs) — has been considering how well the appeals process for the…

Search Delisting Appeals ‘Working Efficiently’, Say European Regulators

Google is gearing up to respond to European privacy regulators’ call, from last fall, that it should be implementing search de-listing requests across Google.com domains, not just European sub-domains –…

Google-Led Report On Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Coming This Month

Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called…

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators

Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling should…

Google.com Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators

Google’s Eric Schmidt has held the line against extending European search de-listing requests to Google’s .com domain. As it stands successful requests made by private individuals under the ruling for…

Google’s Schmidt Stands Firm On Not Applying Europe’s Search De-Listing To Google.Com

Google has published some new details about the search index de-listing requests it’s receiving in Europe. The information is being put online in a new section of its Transparency Report…

Google Adds European Search De-Listing Requests To Its Transparency Report

Some interesting data has been released today by the Forget.me service, regarding Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. The data suggests most requests for de-listing personal information focus on…

Social Networks And Directories Main Target Of European Search De-Listing Requests

Forget.me, an online service for Europeans wishing to submit de-listing requests to search engines asking for outdated or irrelevant personal information to be de-indexed, has put out new details of…

Google Has Tightened Its European Search De-Listing Request Process

Data protection regulators in Europe are working on creating a common set of guidelines for handling appeals by individuals whose requests to search engines to de-index personal information, under the…

Europe Seeks A Common Appeals Process For The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’