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German Minister Threatens Legal Action to Fight Google

By Siobhan O’Leary

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, FDP

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, FDP

German Federal Minister of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger recently spoke out against Google in an interview with Der Spiegel, and her criticism was not limited to Google Books. She stated that its services like Google Earth and Google Street View should undergo a legal review and that Google should be much more transparent in its approach to gathering data. She added that she sees Google developing into a giant Microsoft-like monopoly and concluded that legal measures would be warranted if the situation does not improve soon.

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  1. By Daily Links 12/01/2010 | Irish Publishing News on January 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    […] German Minister Threatens Legal Action to Fight Google I met Siobhan O’Leary at TOC Frankfurt. She’s been writing some interesting pieces out of Germany about Google and it’s plans, well worth keeping an eye on! Read more… […]

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