Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)

I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch!  Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)

Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!

So it's happened.  Google got spanked to the tune of $22.5 million dollars for monitoring the behaviour of people using Safari browsers notwithstanding browser settings (i.e. user instructions) that did not permit it.  Think this just matters State side?  Think again.  The cookies stuff which came into force last year (but which people only paid attention … Continue reading Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!