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Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said

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French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

The human rights court objects to storing data for 20 years in a criminal database when charges were dropped

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Yelp pays $450,000 to settle FTC's child privacy violation charges

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal. But that hasn't stopped services like Lyft from operating like business as usual.

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German court lifts countrywide ban on UberPop

But mediating between passengers and unlicensed drivers is still illegal, the court ruled

Businesses can't stop you from writing Yelp reviews under new California law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

Prosecutor's office staff received travel, luxury cars, expensive jewelry, clothes and furniture in exchange for IT contract

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Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again

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CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

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German court denies Uber's request for suspension of nationwide ban

The court also banned an UberPop driver from taking fares

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German court requires Google to stop ignoring customer emails

Emails sent to Google used to go unanswered by default

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Chinese regulator urges Qualcomm to help local companies make money

Qualcomm is facing an antitrust probe in China for allegedly overcharging clients

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Decision in EU Google antitrust case postponed to next Commission's term

The matter will be handed over to the next Commission in November

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Snapchat settles ownership dispute, says app idea came from ousted partner

Snapchat cofounders Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy have reached a settlement with former Stanford University colleague Frank Reginald Brown