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Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is not currently investigating Google’s data-tracking controversy as the tech giant has not yet officially incorporated its data protection reside. While Google indicated that Ireland was to be its ‘one stop shop’ data protection jurisdiction in the wake of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, it has not yet finalised this registration process with the Irish DPC’s office.

Source: Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal – Independent.ie

Google Chrome flaw puts privacy at risk

A security vulnerability in Google Chrome and all browsers that run the Blink browser engine could enable malicious actors to uncover private data in Facebook and other platforms. A potential attacker could use side channel methodology to abuse filtering functions in websites to deduce information such as age, gender, likes and location history of a Facebook user, for example, by using audio and video HTML tags to generate requests to the target site and then monitoring the progress events generated by these requests.

Source: Google Chrome flaw puts privacy at risk

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

Source: AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Apple to US Congress: “We are radically different” on privacy

Apple has responded to a letter from Congress asking it to detail its data security and privacy issues, saying that it is radically different from other tech firms. The letter was sent a month ago, actually, there were two; one was sent by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to the Apple CEO, Tim Cook, the other to Alphabet CEO Larry Page.

Source: Apple to US Congress: “We are radically different” on privacy

The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy

The Trump administration is quietly crafting a new proposal to protect web users’ online privacy, aiming to blunt global criticism that the absence of strict federal rules in the United States has enabled data mishaps at Facebook and others in Silicon Valley.

Source: The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy – The Washington Post

​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services

Google, together with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, is introducing the open-source Data Transfer Project, which will enable consumers to transfer their data directly from one service to another.

Source: ​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services | ZDNet

After Google’s $5B Antitrust Fine, Will GDPR Enforcement Be Next?

Google was hit with a $5.1 billion fine by the European Union on Wednesday for antitrust practices around the Android mobile operating system. And there’s another bludgeon in the EU’s cache that Google – and the advertising world in general – have to fear: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Read full article: After Google’s $5B Antitrust Fine, Will GDPR Enforcement Be Next? | AdExchanger

UK High Court decision on RTBF in relation to past criminal offenses

On April 13, the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgment in the joined cases of NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC. The cases address the scope of a person’s right to have results about them delisted by the Google search engine when no longer relevant, in line with the 2014 Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in the Google Spain case.

Court decided that in each case a careful assessment is needed that pays due regard to the particular facts. In cases of minor conviction that happened a long time ago persons shall be granted rights to be delisted, while in case of serious offense society’s interest remains even after the sentence is served.

Source: UK High Court decision on RTBF in relation to past criminal offenses

Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue

Google said that its document writing tool Google Documents was secure even as Russian internet users discovered scores of files that appeared to be intended for private use.

The Russian internet company Yandex said in a statement that some users contacted the company to say that its public search engine was yielding what looked like personal Google Documents files, suggesting there may have been a data breach.

Source: Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue – ABC News

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