European Data Protection Digest

U.S. Report Could Impact EU Investigation

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

May 10, 2012

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report on Google in the wake of data collection concerns involving the company’s Street View program could have implications for an unrelated investigation in the EU, the European Voice reports. “The report focused on privacy issues, while an ongoing EU investigation is limited to competition rules,” the report states, suggesting, however, that the FCC report could add “to the significance of concerns about Google's use of its power and technologies.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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