Italian Court Voids Google Execs' Privacy Convictions

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 4:15 PM EST) -- An Italian appeals court on Friday wiped out the convictions of three Google Inc. executives found to have violated the nation's privacy laws after a video showing aggressive bullying of an autistic child was uploaded to a YouTube.com predecessor, a move the company hailed as a victory for Internet freedom. 

Details on the court's reasoning were not immediately available, but Google had decried the 2010 convictions as carrying a devastating chilling effect, saying the Mountain View, Calif., company had no role in reviewing the video and...
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