Google Ordered to Change Privacy Policy

Following a nine-month investigation into Google's data collection practices, European authorities have ordered the firm to change its methods of gathering personal information if it wishes to avoid "high risks to the privacy of users".

In a letter signed by 24 of the EU's 27 data regulators, a total of twelve recommendations were mentioned. French data regulator CNIL were asked by the EU to carry out the lengthy investigation on behalf of the other countries within the EU.

During March, Google changed its policies by combining data from its pool of services and sites such as YouTube and Gmail in a move targeted towards more effective advertising. The move resulted in 60 individual privacy policies for Google-owned sites merging into a single policy.

Google has stressed that the policy complies with EU law, but regulators raised concerns about the policy change before and after it was implemented several months ago.

If it fails to adhere to the request to amend its way of gathering personal information, Google will face penalties, regulators warned.

 

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  • In your state when a cop pulls you over because you were going 130mph, you can't say as an excuse that you were complying with the federal law.
    Complying with "European laws" doesn't mean a number of countries can't band together to sue you at "European level" (think of it as the equivalent of a class action).
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  • svdbIn your state when a cop pulls you over because you were going 130mph, you can't say as an excuse that you were complying with the federal law.Complying with "European laws" doesn't mean a number of countries can't band together to sue you at "European level" (think of it as the equivalent of a class action).

    Actually they can, there are EU laws that override the laws of member states, sovereign nations, the ECHR has allowed terrorists, murders and rapists to live freely and at public expense in direct opposition to the laws of the nations they were in, it sucks but the EU has Europe by the balls. If you thought Bush was bad for stealing an election, these guys laugh at the fact they didn't even have to run a phoney election
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  • back_by_demandActually they can, there are EU laws that override the laws of member states, sovereign nations, the ECHR has allowed terrorists, murders and rapists to live freely and at public expense in direct opposition to the laws of the nations they were in, it sucks but the EU has Europe by the balls. If you thought Bush was bad for stealing an election, these guys laugh at the fact they didn't even have to run a phoney election


    You got that right! The EU is basically a regional cartel imposing its rule over the nations it has gained at the least partial control. The North American Union is very similar by fallowing a similar model as the EU. The EU is one of Hitlers dreams.
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