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Court: Google Rules Violate User Rights

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

November 20, 2013

A German court has ruled that 25 provisions in Google’s data protection rules violate user rights and German law, Bloomberg reports. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) brought the case, arguing the clauses are too vaguely formulated. Google says it will appeal the ruling, stating it believes its “terms of service and privacy policy comply with all applicable laws.” VZBV has been targeting large corporations’ data practices, including Apple and Samsung, since 2012, winning judgments against their policies in Berlin courts.
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