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Russia/Google – Moscow court fines Google over $40,000 for refusing to localize users’ data in Russia (TASS)

TASS writes: The Magistrates’ Court in Moscow has fined Google 3 mln rubles ($40,975) for refusing to localize its users’ data in Russia, a representative of the court’s press service told TASS.

go to TASS: Moscow court fines Google over $40,000 for refusing to localize users’ data in Russia – Business & Economy – TASS

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Europe/Google – EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results (Euractiv, Reuters)

Euractiv writes: Alphabet unit Google has two months to improve the way it presents internet search results for flights and hotels and explain how it ranks these or face possible sanctions, the European Commission and EU consumer authorities said on Monday (26 July).

go to Euractiv: EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results – EURACTIV.com

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Google – Outcry pushes Google to postpone third-party cookies ban to mid-2023 (Mathieu Pollet, Euractiv)

Faced with criticism from competitors and regulators, Google has postponed for mid-2023 its plan to put in place an alternative to third-party cookies, the Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), acknowledging the need for more time and debate. EURACTIV France reports.

Outcry pushes Google to postpone third-party cookies ban to mid-2023 – EURACTIV.com

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(USA/Capitol Riots/Google) Google lifting ban on political ads instituted after Capitol riots (The Hill)

CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

Google will lift the political ad ban it instituted after last month’s deadly insurrection at the Capitol, the company confirmed to The Hill.

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/539858-google-lifting-ban-on-political-ads-instituted-after-capitol-riots

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(Australia) Google opens paid-for Australia news platform in move to undercut bypass payment law (Al Arabiya)

https://englishbeta.alarabiya.net/media/digital/2021/02/05/Google-opens-paid-for-Australia-news-platform-in-move-to-undercut-bypass-payment-law

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(Google/Australia) Google’s threat to block Australia over content fees sparks anger (Al Jazeera)

Proposed law will force Google and Facebook to pay local media for their news content or face millions of dollars in fines.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/22/google-threatens-to-block-australia-over-law-on-content-fees

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USA/GOOGLE – Antitrust breach? 10 US states sue Google over advertisement deal (Al Jazeera)

Texas and nine other US states have sued Google, accusing it of working with Facebook Inc in an unlawful manner that violated antitrust law to boost its already-dominant online advertising business.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/12/17/antitrust-spotlight-10-us-states-sue-google-for-illegal-ad-deal

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AUSTRALIA/GOOGLE/FACEBOOK – In partial victory, Google and Facebook win Australia concession (Al Jazeera)

Google and Facebook Inc. won a key concession in Australia as the government unveiled details of a world-first law to force the digital giants to pay to display news articles.

The legislation, introduced to Australia’s parliament on Wednesday, requires Google and Facebook to compensate publishers for the value their stories generate for the platforms.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/12/9/bb-inpartialvictory-google-and-facebook-win-australia-concession