The New York Times reports that Google's recent troubles with China may prove to be less problematic than those the company will face in Europe. The report says that on issues from privacy to copyright and beyond, "clashes with European lawmakers, regulators and consumer advocates are escalating." The article cites the ongoing trial of four Google executives, including its global privacy counsel, who are facing criminal convictions in Italy for alleged privacy violations. A verdict in that case is expected this month. Opposition to the Street View mapping feature prompted the Swiss government to file suit against the company recently. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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