Privacy At Stake In Google, Doubleclick Deal: EU

Law360, New York (December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The debate in Europe over the proposed Google Inc. and DoubleClick Inc. merger has taken a turn from market regulation, after politicians pressed the European Commission's antitrust regulators this week to consider the deal's consequences with respect to consumer privacy.

The European Union Assembly's Civil Liberties Committee is planning to ask data privacy officials, consumer groups, EU and U.S. regulators and other Internet companies to speak at a hearing to be held on either Jan. 21 or Jan. 31, 2008.

Google and DoubleClick announced the $3.1...
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