What’s Next for Google and Privacy in Europe

Following an in-depth investigation (led by the French data protection authority, the CNIL, on behalf of all of the 31 Privacy enforcement agencies in Europe) which concluded that Google’s privacy policy fails to comply with data protection laws, in June the CNIL gave Google a three month deadline to amend the policy and bring it … read more

CEPIC and the Press Publishers’ coalition speak out

Representing thousands of photographers and picture agencies, CEPIC, the Center of the Picture Industry, last week submitted a formal antitrust complaint against Google’s use of third-party images before the European Commission. Almost simultaneously, a coalition of European Publishers publicly said that the revised package is ineffective and that their adoption “would be nothing short of … read more

A Public Letter to Mr Verney

This week ICOMP authored and sent a letter to Google’s Mr Verney, addressing comments he made last week, which we believe deserves a public response. The letter has been posted online here, whilst the full text can be found below. ### Dear Mr Verney, Last week you were widely quoted accusing Google’s competitors of seeming “less … read more