turbocharged - 11:35 am on Aug 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
As, presumably, the American courts take no interest in what Google does in other countries, it appears that for all of it's operations outside of the US, Google considers it is accountable to no-one and is above the law.
American based courts, government agencies and politicians don't even care what Google does in the USA.
I would think that operating under a UK branded Google search engine would be enough to prove that while Google is indeed located in the United States, it is operating within the UK and tailoring products/services for UK citizens. And by doing so, they are conducting business within the UK and are responsible for their actions.
Google appears to believe they are not only above the law, but above ethical standards as well. Google needs to get knocked down a few pegs so that their heads are not so stuck in the clouds that they can't see the obvious.