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E-Commerce Law Week, Issue 922
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • October 29 2016

On October 18, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a

UK expands right to be forgotten
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2015

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has decided that the "right to be forgotten" must be implemented on any search engine accessible from

Russia enacts right to be forgotten law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Russia
  • July 18 2015

Russia has enacted a law requiring search engines to remove website links containing inaccurate, outdated, or unlawfully released personal

Court suggests Google may be required to remove defamatory content
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued an order suggesting that Google and other search engines might be

Argentina’s Supreme Court finds search engines not liable for linked content
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Argentina
  • November 15 2014

Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled that search engines cannot generally be held liable for content on websites they link to. In Rodriguez, Maria

Court says search results and suggested search terms protected by CDA immunity
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2014

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has found that search engines are immune from liability for publishing search results and

Google takes the offensive on Internet freedom
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • December 11 2010

Google and other Internet companies have taken it on the chin for cooperating with repressive regimes by censoring search results or disclosing information about political dissidents.

Search engines score victory in Argentina
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Argentina
  • August 28 2010

In a country where soccer (er, football) is revered, Google and Yahoo! may have lost the first contest, but they came roaring back in the second game.

EU takes search engines to task on data retention
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union
  • June 4 2010

The European Union's Article 29 Working Party has sent letters to Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft telling them that they must cease retaining personal data of search engine users for more than six months and must improve their anonymization procedures.

Google wins a trademark victory -- but is it pyrrhic?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union
  • April 3 2010

After recently closing down its Chinese search engine and seeing senior executives convicted in Italy for allowing the posting of a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied, Google finally has an international development to cheer.