Ask anybody on the web which companies scare them the most when it comes to privacy matters. In nine out of ten cases there are two names mentioned: Google and Facebook. After all, they are the companies that gather and hold the most information from its users.
Both companies also get taken to court once every few months by a country or some sort of commission. That can be for antitrust issues, but also for privacy matters, think Streetview in for example Germany. Google and Facebook however have now turned things around: they are suing France over privacy matters. (more…)