Google faces actions against its private policy

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Six European data protection agencies have joined forces and have started coordinated action against the privacy policy of the world’s largest search engine. This as a response to last year’s investigation into the company led by the French CNIL (data protection agency) to check if the requirements of the European Data Protection Directive are met.

At the end of the four months, the CNIL reported that Google has not implemented any significant measure. In a statement however, Google says that its “privacy policy respects European law”.

Under EU data protection rules, it is up to each country to take actions. This is why the national authorities have launched further data protection investigations in April, into whether Google’s revised privacy policy is compliant with the respective national legislation, based on EU legislation.

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