Google / Facebook / Yahoo Violations

Google has been fined for violating Anti Privacy rules in France.

The judgement against them said “The company does not sufficiently inform its users of the conditions in which their personal data are processed, nor of the purposes of this processing. They may therefore neither understand the purposes for which their data are collected, which are not specific as the law requires, nor the ambit of the data collected through the different services concerned. Consequently, they are not able to exercise their rights, in particular their right of access, objection or deletion.”

See http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2322099/French-Privacy-Watchdog-Fines-Google-150000

They are not alone

Facebook is being sued for profiting from private message data on its’ site
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2321492/Facebook-Sued-for-Profiting-From-Private-Message-Data

And Yahoo has admitted that adverts on its site spread malware to users in some European countries.
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2321488/Yahoo-Confirms-Its-Ads-Spread-Malware-to-Users