Google Privacy

Russia Threatens To Block Facebook, Google And Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A further step was taken in Russia’s slow authoritarian regression on Friday after it was revealed Google, Facebook and Twitter would be banned by t...

Google To 'Revise' Privacy Policies In The UK

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Tech

Google will revise its privacy policy to make it easier to read, understand and navigate in a new agreement with UK regulators. The Information Com...

The EU Just Upheld Your Right To Delete Yourself From Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

The EU has ordered Google to let you be 'forgotten'. The court ruling says that an individual must have the ability to control their own data, and ...

Google Asks High Court To Block Privacy Legal Action

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google is asking the High Court to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet ...

But What Has Google Ever Done for Us?

Alice Bonasio | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

In the past months there's been a seismic shift in how Google is perceived by the media, government and public in the UK. From being pretty much universally loved and admired as a bastion of corporate goodness Google now finds itself mocked for its "Don't Be Evil" slogan and accused of either condoning or facilitating a range of despicable deeds...

Public Losing Faith With Google Over Privacy: Study

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

Almost two-thirds of internet users want governments to do more to force search engine giant Google to comply with rules on privacy and use of persona...

The World Is a Better Place Thanks to Google

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Google may not be ethically unblemished, but to condemn the search giant, one must also condemn 90% of big business. Which is fine. Feel free to do that. I myself am not so keen on corporate hegemony, but why single out Google, when it's one of very few companies committed to more than just maximising profit.

Google Privacy Chief Steps Down

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Google's privacy director will step down after three years in the job, the search giant has announced. London-based Alma Whitten took the job in 20...

Does Privatisation Threaten Democracy?

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

The basic questions surrounding the privatisation of the postal service are the same as those surrounding the privatisation of any essential public service. Can a private enterprise whose primary goal is to draw profit be expected to offer the same level of service as a public service whose only goal is to provide that service even if it is a detriment to their bottom line?

Google Pushed Privacy 'Too Far' Say Experts After Landmark EU Ruling

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech

Google has pushed its customers' privacy rights "too far" said experts after the search giant was ordered to revise its policy by the EU. European ...

Google To Pay Millions Over Claims It Tracked Users' Phones

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech

Google has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in fines in the US after it tracked users of Apple's iPhone, iPad and Safari browser. The Federa...

Watchdog Eyes Google After Reports Execs Knew Of Snooping

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Tech

The UK privacy regulator is considering taking action against Google, after a US government report said senior executives knew it had gathered emails,...

Data Privacy and Profiling – How ‘Big Data’ is Used to Create Your Online Identity

Pamela Jones Harbour | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Tech
Pamela Jones Harbour

The world is watching this important investigation. I believe that European enforcement agencies should stand firm and apply the severest sanctions at their disposal if Google's actions are found to violate EU law.

Spain Sends 'Right To Be Forgotten' Cases To Top EU Court

Wall Street Journal | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Tech

Spain’s highest court, the Audiencia Nacional, has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether requests from Spanish citizens to have dat...

Google Doodle Welcomes Us To March With St David's Day Dragon

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Tech

Google welcomed March in with a celebratory St David's day dragon doodle. Y Ddraig Goch, the red dragon, is the national symbol of Wales. In Welsh...

For Half A Million Quid You Can Rummage Through My Bins!

Colm Howard-Lloyd | Posted 28.04.2012 | Home
Colm Howard-Lloyd

Charlotte Church's case was awful, but is her privacy worth over half a million pounds? Is mine? Most significantly half of the damages paid are made up of legal costs, so you have to question whether protecting your privacy is a luxury only afforded to the rich.