Privacy Policy

  • We don't sell personal data to advertisers: Fitbit August 23, 2014

    Albany: Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by US Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential "privacy...
  • Google fined $204,000 over privacy policy January 9, 2014

    Paris: The French digital privacy watchdog is fining Google 150,000 euros ($204,000) for breaking rules on ensuring data privacy. The CNIL agency said on Wednesday that Google's new privacy policy - which applies to all of its services from e-mail to calendars - isn't specific enough about how and why it...
  • Google's new privacy policy breaches Dutch law: Watchdog November 29, 2013

    The Hague: A privacy watchdog said Thursday that Google has been breaching Dutch law on personal data protection since it introduced a new privacy policy last year. Jacob Kohnstamm, chairman of the College for the Protection of Personal Data, said that Google's combining of data from different services, including surfing multiple...
  • Google to be fined by French regulator over data privacy September 28, 2013

    Paris: France's data protection watchdog moved closer to fining Google for the way it stores and tracks user information after the search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices in line with local law. The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, said on Friday it was opening a procedure to...
  • Will Google be penalised for its new privacy policy? April 3, 2013

    Paris: European regulators moved a step closer to penalising Google for the way it handles user data after the search engine refused to change its privacy policy. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Britain said on Tuesday they began a process to decide if Google's policy introduced in March 2012...
  • After backlash, Instagram apologies, retreats on some service terms December 21, 2012

    San Francisco: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has retreated from some but not all of the controversial changes in its terms of service that prompted a fierce backlash from users earlier this week. In a blog post on Thursday, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom apologised for a failure to "communicate...
  • Instagram tests new limits in user privacy December 19, 2012

    San Francisco: Instagram, which spurred suspicions this week that it would sell user photos after revising its terms of service, has sparked renewed debate about how much control over personal data users must give up to live and participate in a world steeped in social media. In forcefully establishing a new...
  • Instagram can sell your photos, but you won't get paid December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Instagram, which was recently acquired by Facebook, has announced that it is updating its terms of service and privacy policy. Some of the new changes, that will be effective on January 16, 2013, have sparked off protests from users. The new terms of service and privacy policy will...
  • European ruling on Google privacy policy set for September July 11, 2012

    Paris: France's data protection watchdog said it will likely wrap up the inquiry of Google's new privacy policy, which it is conducting on behalf of European regulators, in September. France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNIL) had expected to decide in June whether Google's new approach to privacy that took effect in...
  • Google offers new way to track usage of services March 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Google is offering to provide a monthly report to people who want to keep track of their activities on some of its most popular services. The tool unveiled Wednesday includes a breakdown of Gmail correspondences and search requests entered while logged in. The summary also lists the Web browsers...
  • How Google's new privacy policy will affect you March 1, 2012

    Google's much talked about changes to their privacy policies will come into effect from Thursday. ...
  • Q&A: Google to dig deeper into users' lives March 1, 2012

    San Francisco: If you're amazed - and maybe even a little alarmed - about how much Google seems to know about you, brace yourself. Beginning Thursday, Google will operate under a streamlined privacy policy that enables the Internet's most powerful company to dig even deeper into the lives of its...
  • Google's new privacy policy may violate EU rules February 29, 2012

    Brussels: Google's new privacy policy appears to violate the European Union's data protection rules, France's regulator said on Tuesday, just two days before the new guidelines are set to come into force. Google announced its new privacy policy with much fanfare last month. The rules, which are set to come into...
  • Google's new privacy policy: How secure are we? February 24, 2012

    Google will now be allowed to maintain your complete profile and your data will get tracked and stored by the company. ...
  • Apple tweaks apps policy under lawmaker pressure February 16, 2012

    San Francisco: Under pressure from US legislators, Apple Inc moved Wednesday to quell a swelling privacy controversy by saying that it will begin to require iPhone and iPad apps to seek "explicit approval" in separate user prompts before accessing users' address book data. Apple's move came shortly after two members of...
  • Facebook near privacy settlement with FTC: Report November 11, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook is finalising a settlement with federal regulators over changes to its privacy policies enacted two years ago, the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission would resolve charges by privacy advocates that Facebook engaged in deceptive behavior. The settlement, which is awaiting...