Human rights lawyer's action against Google over alleged hacking adjourned generally

A High Court action by a German human rights lawyer against Google over what he claims are several attempts by parties based in the Middle East to hack his private email account has been adjourned generally.

Published 6 March 2020

Human rights lawyer launches proceedings against Google over hacking claims

A human rights lawyer from Germany who says that hackers in the Middle East are trying to unlawfully access his email has launched proceedings against Google in the Irish courts.

Published 28 February 2020

US: Google agrees to pay record $170m fine over collection of children's data

Google has agreed to pay a record $170 million file and to make changes to protect children's privacy on YouTube after regulators said the site illegally collected personal information from children in order to target them with adverts, the New York Times reports.

Published 6 September 2019

Lawyers claim man's legal entitlement to anonymity breached by Google

Lawyers for a man acquitted of rape last year have told a court that his legal entitlement to anonymity is being breached by Google search results of his name.

Published 2 August 2019

US: Google to pay $11 million to settle age discrimination claims from job applicants

Google is set to pay $11 million without admission of liability to settle claims from 227 people who say they were denied jobs with the search giant because of their age.

Published 23 July 2019

Joanne Finn: Google “Ads” the cost of another fine – do competition regulators agree on digital markets?

Joanne Finn looks at the latest fine imposed on search giant Google and how such decisions are affecting market regulation.

Published 26 March 2019

Google fined €1.5 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has imposed a €1.49 billion fine on search giant Google for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Published 21 March 2019

Google first US company to be fined under GDPR

Google has become the first US company to be fined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 22 January 2019

Advocate General Szpunar: Scope of the de-referencing obligation imposed on search engines should be limited

Advocate General Szpunar proposes that the Court of Justice of the European Union should limit the scope of the dereferencing that search engine operators are required to carry out to the EU.

Published 10 January 2019