Al Verney

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Google said that location history is turned off by default and users can edit, delete or pause it at any time, though switching it on helps improve services like predicted traffic on a commute home. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Google runs the risk of hefty fines from the European Union’s beefed-up data-protection watchdogs after consumer groups accused the search-engine gian(...)

Google has made three failed attempts to settle the case with the previous EU antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia in the last two years

Google has been given until mid-August to head off EU charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries and stave off a possible billion-eu(...)

 Google: grappling with a range of legal issues in Europe

The man behind the European Parliament’s bid to rein in search engines says he’s not out to bash Google Inc. Andreas Schwab, a member of German chance(...)

A computer user poses in front of a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Google risks a fresh round of criticism after its attempts to apply a court ruling giving citizens the right to be forgotten backfired, the State’s da(...)

The co-ordinated move by regulators in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands could result in Google having to pay several million euros, under proposed rules.

European data protection authorities have for the first time threatened to fine Google, if the Silicon Valley-based company does not address their pri(...)