European Parliament Debates Internet Privacy Limits

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament's civil liberties committee discussed Internet users' privacy at a public hearing on Monday, touching on the Google-DoubleClick merger and the screening of e-mails to provide personally targeted ads.

The hearing was especially relevant for Google as the European Commission continues to review the company's $3.1 billion merger with online advertiser DoubleClick. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved the takeover last month.

“Trust between the user and the online service supplier cannot exist in a monopoly situation, yet Google's buyout of Doubleclick could create...
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