Data-protection proposals pronounced dead in the personal blog of Google Inc.’s top privacy official may be resurrected after the European Union’s justice chief said negotiators pledged to pursue a deal this year.
The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.
Google Inc. faces a fine from Norway’s data-protection regulator of 250,000 kroner ($42,260) after unlawfully collecting and failing to delete personal data gathered through its Street View mapping service.
Google Inc., operator of the world’s largest Internet search engine, was fined 145,000 euros ($189,230) by a German regulator for collecting wireless-network data by its cars taking photos for the Street View service.
Google Inc. asked a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit by authors over the digitizing of books, saying that the company’s book-scanning program is a fair use of copyrighted material and a benefit to the public and authors.