Google - Privacy and other issues

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  1. bdw

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  4. JohnGeek

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    Google knows all search queries and user's behavior, history and wishes all over the world.
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2012 By: JohnGeek Member since: Nov 16, 2010
  5. bdw

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    This one won't go away.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/08/mep_wants_uk_to_launch_a_streetview_probe/

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    Posted: Jun 11, 2012 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  6. The Resolver

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    James

    Interested in what they say. Can you post or send me their reply. Thanks
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2012 By: The Resolver Member since: Mar 31, 2006
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  8. The Resolver

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    Under the Data Protection Act there is a right to claim compensation for any loss resulting from a privacy breach and also for anxiety suffered as a result of who may see/use it.

    What amounts to recoverable is not restricted so long as it is clearly caused by the breach and/or a reasonable action to take. I would like to hear from UKBF members as to what they think they might do if they had good cause to fear their privacy has been breached by Google or otherwise what losses they might incur/have incurred (writing to Google is one loss , time taken etc) . I can see that Google might argue contributory negligence in not making the router secure . But I think that if a broad range of loss types can be identified and a group of claimants present themselves as a group to Google that may help negotiate some more adequate response than currently being negotiated on our behalf by the ICO. Maybe this should commence as a new thread if enough people are interested. Parliament democratised the enforcement of the DPA ie by giving the public a right to claim, so lets not leave everything up to an understaffed ICO.
     
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  11. OldWelshGuy

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    And that is the Safari case, they did the same with other browsers. it is now looking more and more like Google are a company that we can't trusty. They are a company who far from 'don't be evil' have become as evil as any corporate body around, continually breaching the most basic of human rights, in order to make personal gain for their company.

    In the google street view fiasco, the UK has re-opened their closed enquiry saying that they believed the comapny 'mislead' the enquiry afte a google employee stated under oath that they HAD been aware of what was collected aas it had been a DELIBERATE ACT, to gather the information for 'use in other areas of the business' . Google are said to be mystified at the turn around by the UK privacy guys, meanwhile the chap who headed up the enquiry has left his safe government job,


    He is now employed by



    yep you guessed it GOOGLE.


    Am I suggesting anything? of course not I am just stating some facts
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
  12. bdw

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    That's what the link I posted in #411 is about. ;)


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  13. OldWelshGuy

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    I know but I wanted people to be aware without clicking links. Sorry if it appeared I was telling granny how to suck eggs :p
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
  14. bdw

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    I thought you had missed it when you were commenting on it again. ;)

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    From the NY Times ...

    "BRUSSELS — The European antitrust chief said Wednesday that any changes Google offered to settle concerns that it might be tilting Internet search results in its favor should be applied worldwide.

    Joaquín Almunia, the European Union competition commissioner, made the remark as he was confirming that his case against Google for allegedly abusing its dominance in search and advertising was moving toward a settlement. Mr. Almunia also said that a settlement in the case did not mean he would not undertake inquiries in other areas that raised competition concerns."


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/t...-remedy-in-complaint-against-google.html?_r=1

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    Posted: Jul 27, 2012 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  16. OldWelshGuy

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    A settlement, LORD please tell me they are not going to be allowed to buy their way out of this again as they did with their illegal drug dealing case in the US/Canada :(
     
    Posted: Jul 27, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
  17. atmosbob

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  18. OldWelshGuy

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    I am sorry but this is no different to the phone hacking scandal, someone needs to go to jail for this, this is deliberate hacking in the first instance, pregery in the second instance, and now breach of a signed legal undertaking.

    Someones head should roll for this. they have the ability in europe ot fine a company up to 10% of its global turnover. I think we should see sucvh a hefty fine imposed here, PLUS criminal investigations for the illegal hacking.
     
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    It is becoming even more clear now that Google thinks it is above the law.

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    Posted: Jul 28, 2012 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
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    Every time I visit France I read in the French press about a mega big USA internet company being taken to court for breaking French law. I never read about the UK courts charging these companies for the same practices.

    If Google, Tripadvisor etc are committing fraud in France why is doing the same thing legal in the UK?
     
    Posted: Jul 28, 2012 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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