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Peter S. Vogel: Judge Allows Libel Suit Based on Google Autocomplete Search Results
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A Hong Kong Judge disagreed with Google that Google’s Autocomplete may have created libeleous content and “cited Europe’s recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling requiring Google to remove embarrassing... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Google Law: Google Decides if Sites May Force Apps
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel One might conclude that Google is the Internet law maker after “Google said that starting in November it would begin penalizing sites that show these “please install our app” ads.” The New York Times article... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: EU Laws May Change Google’s Power
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Under new publishing rules the EU is consider “Google may eventually have to pay newspaper and magazine groups whenever links to their content are shown on Google’s European aggregation sites.” The New York Times... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: EU Demands That Google’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ To Be Worldwide Searches, Not Just In The EU
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google is fighting a June 2015 order from the French CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) that ordered Google to “delist links not just from all European versions of Search but also from... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: NO EVIDENCE That ‘Personal Information Was Ever Transmitted,’ So Google Wins Privacy Lawsuit!
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Android users lost their lawsuit claiming that Google “violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission, to boost advertising revenue”... Read More