Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — Google and other U.S. corporations are facing increased scrutiny from dissatisfied and cash-starved countries and their governments. This time, Google passed the test.

google britainReuters reports that Google passed the European Union (EU) court test. They had been investigated for biasing their search results away from their competitors to their own results, something which is illegal under antitrust laws. But this ruling focuses on whether U.S. corporations are subject to EU privacy laws.

The court concluded that Google has to respect EU privacy law and is not obligated to delete sensitive information from its search index.

Google has been under scrutiny for their tax filings in Britain, as has Amazon. Apple, on the other hand, has received increased attention in the U.S. for their tax filings in Ireland.

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