German Court Rules Google Privacy Policy Violates Data Protection Laws

On Tuesday, the Regional Court of Berlin ruled that Google’s privacy policy and terms of service (ToS) violate Germany’s data protection laws. The case, which was brought on by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), states that clauses within the documents are vaguely formulated and restrict the rights of…

Yahoo! Mail Under Wiretapping Fire

Wendy Davis of Mediapost reported last week that Yahoo is also now being sued for scanning emails to target ads to their users. This comes on the heels of Gmail – also managing a class action suit in progress for essentially the same issue. Privacology.com Contributor Ben Isaacson recently discussed the latest…

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Need a Privacy Policy for your App? Try this…

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that MEF, a mobile content and commerce industry trade organization, has launched a privacy notice generator for app developers. As an investor and advisor to many start-ups I think this is VERY good opportunity for mobile app developers to learn and understand privacy issues when it comes…