News tagged with data protection

Facebook agrees to changes to improve transparency

(AP) -- Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international ...

Dec 21, 2011
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Nordic countries grill Facebook on privacy

Data protection agencies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have quizzed social network giant Facebook on its management of users' private information, they said Tuesday.

Jul 12, 2011
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Belgium probes Google's Street View

Belgium became Thursday the latest European country to investigate Google's Street View picture map after cars taking pictures for the programme collected private data.

Apr 21, 2011
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Google pledges more blurring in Switzerland

(AP) -- Google Inc. said Wednesday its Street View service will blur some pictures from Switzerland even more after a Swiss official said the images were violating the country's strict privacy laws.

Sep 02, 2009
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Unclear what happens to personal info with Clear

(AP) -- More than a quarter million people are wondering what will happen to their fingerprints, Social Security numbers, home addresses and other personal information now that a company that sped them through ...

Jun 27, 2009
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Greece bars Google's Street View pending details

Greece's data protection agency Monday barred Google from taking any more images on the nation's streets for its Street View feature, pending "additional information" from the US search engine service.

May 11, 2009
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