Democracy under threat from ‘pandemic of misinformation’ online

The UK government should act immediately to deal with a "pandemic of misinformation" that poses an existential threat to our democracy and way of life, according to a report of the Lords' Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies.

Published 29 June 2020

French regulator tells Google to start paying media for displaying content

The French competition regulator has told Google to start paying media groups for displaying their content following a complaint made last year by Agence France Presse (AFP) and two press publishing syndicates.

Published 16 April 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 emails has launched proceedings against Google in the Irish courts.

Published 28 February 2020

Irish data protection watchdog launches inquiries into Google and Tinder

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland has launched statutory inquiries into practices at tech companies Google and Tinder.

Published 5 February 2020

CMA report expresses concern over market position of Google and Facebook

A lack of real competition to tech giants Google and Facebook could mean people are already missing out on the next new idea from a potential rival, the Competition and Markets Authority has said in a new report.

Published 20 December 2019

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

Ireland: Data Protection Commission launches inquiry into Google's processing of personal data

Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland's processing of personal data.

Published 23 May 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

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