Monday, April 18, 2016

Google’s Surprising Role as Privacy Watchdog in Europe - The New York Times

Another European adventure for Google

"Google is a top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance. The American tech giant’s search engine alone gobbles up roughly 90 percent of the European market.

But a landmark court ruling intended to rein in Google has instead put it at the forefront of Europe’s enforcement of Internet privacy. That has upended conventional wisdom about the company and raised questions about the role of commercial interests in protecting people’s privacy, often with little or no transparency."
Google’s Surprising Role as Privacy Watchdog in Europe - The New York Times
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