Google and Local Lighthouse settled an agreement for the last to stop making robocalls to Google My Business users and costumers. Google received thousands of complaints from users complaining that Local Lighthouse, a SEO based in Tustin, California, were making unsolicited robocalls offering services and claiming to be affiliated to Google.
On 2017 January, 23 the Consultative Committee of the Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as Convention n. 108, has issued the Guidelines on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in a world of big data.
In order to end legal proceedings before Irish High Court for trademark infringement, Ryanair on October 2017 reached a settlement with search engine Google and online travel agency eDreams. The case started in 2015 over alleged misleading and deceptive search advertisements for Ryanair flights.
With decision issued on June, 19 2014 among Alice Corporation PTY Ltd v. CLS Bank International et al., the United States Supreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. It holds the principle that abstract ideas implementable on a generic computer, are invalid to be transformed into patentable subject matter.
On February 2017, the judge of County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, grants an application for a warrant to search filed by Detective Lindman of Edina Police Department. The warrant is directed to search for any or all user or subscriber information related to the Google searches of the victim’s name and last name, three variations included, for the timeframe of December 1st, 2016, through January 7th, 2017.
AOL has recently settled its largest lawsuit prompted by the block of volunteers that performed online services for it during 1990s within the Community Leader Program. The program was ended by AOL in 2005 following US Department of Labor investigation.
Interflora Inc. and Interflora British Unit bring proceedings against Marks & Spencer plc concerning the display on the internet of M & S advertisements based on keywords corresponding to the trade mark Interflora, whose action is established for infringement of trade mark rights.
Genova first instance Court issues a judgement on July 17, 1999 in the matter of cybersquatting case as complained by Compaq. The application is granted for the implicit appropriation of the Altavista’s name worldwide importance by the means of the altavista.it domain, whose home page returns information related to the real search engine to make users believe they are browsing one of the greatest web indexes.
In the case of Google Inc v Duffy  SASFC 130 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Australia on 4 October 2017 finds Google liable for the defamatory content of the hyperlinks and paragraphs resulting after the search of the respondent’s name on its own search engine service.
Chamber of the EU Court of Justice on 5 June 2014 holds judgement in case C-360/13 between Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and others being requested for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU concerning the interpretation of Article 5(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001.
With a decision argued and submitted December 9, 2014 and filed September 25, 2015, the Ninth District Court of Appeals reverses and remands to a trial judge the ruling by the US District Court of Northern California in appeal case Pulaski & Middleman LLC v. Google because it erred to deny class-action status.