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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.
Think about it people, WebmasterWorld is a worldwide operation on the internet and has a huge UK membership but doesn't call within the UK's grasp any more than any other US based website, including Google.
Where on earth did you get the idea that international law applies to the US?
Hmm, my understanding is that if WebmasterWorld was collecting info on British citizens that it was against British law to collect, then the UK could demand that WebmasterWorld stop doing that and/or block UK citizens or something along those lines.
webmasterworld is not like Google in that the folks here JOIN and ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE
Google does have a UK office, so some of what Google does clearly falls under UK jurisdiction