EU DPAs warn Google about enforcement action

21/02/2013

The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are to decide in their meeting on 26 February about starting joint enforcement action against Google for the faults  in the company’s new Privacy Policy.

The DP Commissioners aim to establish a working group, led by the French Authority, the CNIL, to coordinate the enforcement action, which is planned to take place before the summer.

In October last year, the DPAs said that Google and its new privacy policy provided insufficient information to its users on its personal data processing operations. The EU DPAs now say that Google has not provided any precise answers to their recommendations. The DPAs had recommended that Google clarifies the combination of data across its many services, such as Search, YouTube, and Gmail.

Google responded by saying that "our privacy policy respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services.”

“We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout this process, and we'll continue to do so going forward,” a spokesman said.

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