Google has pledged to overhaul its rules and procedures for blocking certain advertisers from buying “sponsored links” on its search engine as part of a settlement with French authorities announced Thursday.
As part of the deal with French Competition Authority, Google agreed to adopt conditions, including a three-month notification period, when it rejects some ads from appearing next to its search results in France.
Msg#: 4223360 posted 9:19 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
As someone who's spent a limited amount of time in Canada and most of my life in the UK, I'd say consumer law back home is a lot better. For instance, EU-wide there is a minimum 12-month guarantee on electronic purchases.
3 months notice seems like a fair practice for Google to have, for them and for their customers.