UK: Watchdog calls for social media to be liable for content

UK: Watchdog calls for social media to be liable for content

The Committee on Standards in Public Life urged ministers to legislate to shift liability for illegal content on to social media and other internet companies to tackle an “intensely hostile online environment.” Facebook, Twitter and Google “are not simply platforms for the content that others post” because they play a role in shaping what users […]

Israel: Watchdog probes Google’s dominance on adds

Israel: Watchdog probes Google’s dominance on adds

A report from Haaretz on Monday, December 11, stated that Google is facing scrutiny by Israel’s antitrust agency following a complaint from video advertising platform Artimedia. “For the first time ever, Google has come into the crosshairs of Israel’s Antitrust Authority, which has begun examining the implications of its dominance of the internet advertising market […]

EU: Commission considering plaintiffs’ feedback on Google remedies

EU: Commission considering plaintiffs’ feedback on Google remedies

In a press conference Margrethe Vestager announced she will meet with foes of Alphabet unit Google amid mounting criticism that the company’s proposal to treat competitors equally was not working out, reports Reuters. Vestager said she would take their concerns over Google having the top advertising spots. into consideration. “Yes, I am meeting with market […]

Australia: Regulator to probe Google and Facebook over role in media

Australia: Regulator to probe Google and Facebook over role in media

The Australian government said Monday, December 4, that it would open an inquiry into Facebook and Google and their impact on the media industries. The move was announced by the Australian Consumer & Competition Commission (ACCC). It follows a revamp of media laws in September this year. The ACCC said that it would look at […]

How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks

Posted by Social Science Research Network How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks By Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina University) Abstract:     By now, almost every business has an internet presence. What are the major risks perceived by those engaged in the universe of Internet businesses? What potential risks, if […]

US: Missouri AG subpoenas Google in antitrust investigation

US: Missouri AG subpoenas Google in antitrust investigation

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office on Monday, November 13, issued a subpoena to Google as part of an investigation into whether the tech giant is violating Missouri’s consumer protection and anti-trust laws. The investigation delves into Google’s collection of data on users and whether Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has manipulated search […]

EU: Brussels closes in on Google as it prepares second antitrust fine

EU: Brussels closes in on Google as it prepares second antitrust fine

The EU is preparing to fine Google over its multi-billion dollar advertising empire as a high-profile investigation into its Android operating system is pushed back to next year. Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is gearing up to hit the web giant with an antitrust penalty over AdSense, its powerful advertising network, with a decision expected […]

US: Antitrust concerns raised from Google limiting airfare data

US: Antitrust concerns raised from Google limiting airfare data

7 years ago, Google bought airline data company ITA. The US Department of Justice cleared the deal with the condition that Google open the data to others for five years. This week, Google removed some companies’ access to ITA’s data, specifically, by discontinuing a service called QPX Express, a small business service. Google will continue […]

Google’s Antitrust Woes Around the World

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google’s Antitrust Woes Around the World By Elena Perotti (World Association of Newspapers) Abstract:      In this paper, Elena Perotti analyses the last seven years of the European Commission’s antitrust proceedings involving Google (AT.39.740). She reports on the search giant’s negotiations with Vice-President Joaquín Almunia between 2010 and […]

US: Gab drops Google antitrust suit

US: Gab drops Google antitrust suit

A social media network known for its many far-right users dropped an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google. The network, Gab, was banned from Google’s Play Store in September over violations of Google’s hate speech policies. On October 22, Gab said that it was withdrawing the lawsuit, and is asking Google to review its decision to […]

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