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GDPR Fine-O-Meter Rockets after Google Ruling

The GDPR Fine-O-Meter has rocketed with news that the French authorities have fined Google 50 Million Euros for data breaches under the GDPR. Introduced in May 2018, the regulations which apply EU wide give individuals more control over their data than previously, with businesses needing to seek consent for specific uses. As well as imposing stricter rules for handling data the regulations allow the regulatory authority in any member state to impose seriously painful fines…
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Argos vs Argos

The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision that Argos Systems Inc (ASI), a US company, had not infringed Argos Ltd (AUL) registered trade marks for displaying Google adverts for AUL on its website <>. AUL is a well-known UK based consumer retailer which owns trade marks for the word ARGOS and the domain name <>. ASI is an American company that trades in the US providing CAD software. Its trade is limited to…
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So Google doesn’t owe us after all – action by data privacy group dismissed

A bid by a group called ‘Google You Owe us’ has had its claim for compensation against Google for privacy breaches thrown out by the High Court. Led by former Which Magazine Director Richard Lloyd, the Group claimed compensation from Google for tracking their iPhone handsets without permission for several months between 2011 and 2012. According  to the Group google used cookies to track users and get around setting in Apple’s Safari browser that that…
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Google – Creating pirates out of all of us?

A new claim has been made against Google; this time from Getty Images. Getty is due to file a complaint with the European Commission about Google’s high resolution image search. Whilst this makes Google’s image search results clearer, Getty alleges that it has an effect on consumers – as they don’t need to visit the publisher’s site. As such, revenue and traffic has decreased. In addition to this, the images can be saved or downloaded…
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